War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0703 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 59.

Bennettsville, S. C., March 6, 1865.

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II. The movement to- morrow will be on the Fayetteville road to Beaver Dam Creek. The Third Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will have the advance and will move forward at 8 a.m. The Fourrth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the Third Divisin, being propered to move at 9 o'clock. The First Divisij, Major General J. A. Mower commanding, will follow the Fourth Division, being prepared to move at 10 o'clock. The First Michigan Engineers, Colonel J. B. Yates commanding, with tool wagons and ambulances, will follow the troops of the Third Division, and their train will follow the train of the same divion. The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry will move out at 7. 30 a.m. The troops will move on the right of the train, and will be disposed so as to cover it as well as practicable.

]By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, JR.,

AssistantAdjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS.

Bennettsville, S. C., March 6, 1865.

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commading Third Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the majro- general commanding to say that you will leave the Thirty- first Illinois in town until the entire command has moved out. They will then cause all strgglers to be sent to their commands and move forward. We move about eight miles.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS THIRD DIV., 127TH ARMY OCRPS, Numbers 53.

Bennettsville, S. C., March 6, 1865.

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II. This command will move forward at 8 a. m. to- morrow in the advance. The Second Brigade, Colonel G. F. Wiles commanding, will have the adance, moving troops on right of road. The First Birgade, Colonel C. Fairchild commanding, will follow the Second Birgade. Artillery and trains in usuaal order.

By order of Brigadier General M. F. Force:

J. C. DOUGLASS

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OFTHE MISSISSIPPI,

In the eField, Cheraw, S. C., March 6, 1865.

Major General H. W. SLOCUM,

Commanding Left Wing, Sneedsborough:

GENERAL: I shall in person to- day cross the Pedee and go out on the main Fayeteville road about five miels, to the point on Phill's Creek