War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0680 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Major General J. A. MOWER,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that he wishes you to cross your command as soon as the bridge is completed and take up a strong position on the opposite side. Leave the brigade now doing provost duty until further orders. The general wishes that brigade to remain until the command is all across. You will cross your trains with the troops.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Asssistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Captain C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have just been down at the river, and I find that there is but one section of the bridge there. The officer in command informs me that he cannot lay the bridge without more boats and bridge materials.

I would suggest that a party of cavalry be sent down the river to give warning of the approach of the rebel gun-boat Pedee, should it attempt to come up.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that you need not move from your present camp to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Bvt. Major General G. A. SMITH,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding instructs me to direct you to send one regiment from your command down the railroad. They will march as far as they can to-day and encamp. To-morrow they will start back and destroy all trestle-work and bridges returning. Let them take all the pack animals they can and bring back forage. The general wishes a report of their operations.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.