War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0679 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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a. m. and marched to and north of Cheraw, following Second Division, distance twelve miles. The last of the command bivouacked at 10 p. m. on plank road, in rear of the left of Fourth Division. The infantry is encamped in column by regiment, the First Brigade upon the right and the Second upon the left of the above-named road, artillery and trains in rear. These headquarters are about 500 yards in rear of the First Brigade. I would also state that I did not succeed in obtaining any meal from General Corse.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Powe's Plantation, S. C., March 4, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the following movements of my command this instant; I broke camp on Thompson's Creek at 7. 30 a. m., crossed this creek andmoved on the direct Camden and Cheraw road to Cheraw; thence on the Chesterfield road a distance of two miles, where my command isnow in bivouac for the night on the left of General Woods' division. I found it necessary to lay half a mile of corduroy in order to pass my trains.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Thompson's Bridge, S. C., March 4, 1865.

Major C. BURKHARDT,

Commanding Twenty-ninth Missouri Infantry:

MAJOR: You will please move your command to the cross-roads seven miles from Cheraw, on the Camden, and Cheraw road, and there await further orders. Your command will join the mounted forces of the army for an expedition of several days. You will provide your men with the necessary ammunition.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Lieutenant Colonel Hector Perrin, SEventh Illinois Mounted Infantry.)

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Cheraw, S. C., March 4, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general directs that the Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry be ordered to report to Major-General Logan to join with an expedition being organized by him to go to Florence. The expedition will rendezvous at the cross-roads, seven miles from Cheraw, at 9 a. m. to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A.m. VAN DYKE.