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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Two Miles in advance of Horton's, March 3, 1865.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN,

Commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that if you reach Mount Croghan to-day, you make inquiry in regard to the road leading to the left toward the Baptist Church, and thence toward Powell's (and leaving Chesterfield Court-House to the right, and if this road is reported practicable take it as your route toward Cheraw.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Thompson's Creek, S. C., March 3, 1865-3. 30 p. m.

Major GUINDON,

Aide-de-Camp, Major-General, Slocum's Staff:

MAJOR: I am going into camp at this point with my division after a march of twenty-three miles; the bridge at this point has been destroyed and no ford for the trains. I will commence immediately the construction of another bridge, and will push on in the morning as soon as it is complete. I am still on what is called Haile's Ferry road, and as yet have been unable to get any reliable information about a road leading to Sneedsborough. From Mount Croghan to this point the road is heavy but not hilly.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Thompson's Creek, S. C., March 3, 1865-3. 30 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel McCLURG,

Asst. Adjt. General, and Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I am going into camp with my division at this point after a march of twenty-three miles. The bridge over this creek has been destroyed or I should have gone two miles farther. Another bridge will be immediately constructed. I will push forward in the morning as soon as the bridge is completed in the direction of Sneedsborough, N. C., in accordance with orders received this morning from General Slocum, of which order I understand you have been informed. The road from the top of the hill this side of Lynch's Creek to Mount Croghan excellent; from that point to the creek heavy but not hilly. There will be no difficulty about the trains of the corps getting over the roads.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Chesterfield, S. C., March 3, 1865.

This command will march to-morrow toward Sneedsborough in the following order: Third Division, Second Division, First Division. The