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ferred that you had pushed on four or five miles beyond the bridge. He directs that you march at daylight to-morrow via Blakeny's and Mount Croghan toward Chesterfield.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

East side of Lynch's Creek, S. C., March 2, 1865-7 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. McCLURG,

Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: Corduroy in the bottom was not completed till nearly 4 this p. m. owing to the distance the material had to be carried. My whole command is encamped on this side of the bridge and the train is in park. Excuse the mistake made in my dispatch of 11. 15 a. m. of this date "about waiting further orders". I will move early in the morning as directed in your order of yesterday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Chesterfield, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GEARY, Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: General Ward has been directed to move his command forward to this point at an early hour to-morrow; the exact time of starting is discretionary with him. The general commanding directs that you move your command in time to close up with his rear at the time of starting. Your rear guard will be the same as to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. MOYER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Chesterfield, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: Headquarters are established here at Chesterfield. The general commanding the corps directs that you bring your command, including trains, forward at an early hour to-morrow, marching your pioneers and one unencumbered brigade in advance to repair the road, as it is in a bad condition. The major part will need corduroying.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. MOYER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY COMMAND, ARMY OF INVASION,

In the Field, near Blakeny's Cross-Roads, March 2, 1865.

Major L. M. DAYTON,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of the Mississippi:

MAJOR: Captain Northrop, of my staff, dashed into Monroe yesterday and captured nine of the enemy and broke the enemy's courier