War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0716 OPERATIOSN INN. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Crooked Creek, S. C., March 7, 1865.

Mja.m. WOODHULL,

Assistnt Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this division moved from camp near Phill's Creek at 9 o'clock this a.m. and marched, ia neghborhood, Society Hill, and Fayetteville roads, to Crooked Creek; distance, twelve miles. The command is encamped in column by regiments on the north side of the main road, fronting east. These headquarters are in rear of the division, about 200 yards from road.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISIN, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, near Goodwin's mills, S. C., March 7, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Amry Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor tosubmit the following report of the movements of my division this instnat: Pursuant to insructins received from corps headquarters, I broke camp at 7 a.m. and moved my command to Goodwin's Mills, or vicinity, on Crooked Creek, via Irby's and Easterling's Mills, and the junction of the Bennettsville and Cheraw roads, making a march often miles, the grate portion of the oute pursued being upon what the citizens designate as the old Stage road, leading direct to Sringfield. I would respectfully state that my command barely escaped very serious detentio by the burning of Irby's and Easterling's Mills by the Seventeenth Army Corps, the fire commiunicating to both bridges, and had it not been for the foragers, who were in time to extinguish partially the flames, I should not have been able to make the point designated in your order until a much alter hour. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVSIION, FIELD ORDERS,

FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 36.

In the Field, Goodwin's ills, S. C., March 7, 1865.

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VI. The troops of this division will march at 8 a.m. to- morrow, the 8th insstant, on Laurinburg, taking the old Stage road, the Second Brigade in ad nce, with one regiment marching abreast of the battery; the First Brigade in rear, with three regiments marching abreast of the supply and ordnance trains. Trains in same order as hertofore. By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutat-General.