War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0718 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S . C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Brightsville, S. C., March 7, 1865.

Respectully forwareded for the consideration of the general- in- chief. All mounted parties of forgers will be dismounted to- morrow, except one for each division.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major- General.

Per VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutat-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNSSEE,

Brightsville, S. C., March 7, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowlede the receipt of your communication in relation to foraging. In reply, the general directs me to say that an order will be issued on the subject to- morrow night. In the meantime he asks you to do whatever you think proper to regulate the forging in your own command.

Very respectfully, your obedieet servt,

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutatn-General.

AHEARS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Brightsville, S. C., March 7, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army COrps:

GENERAL: The genaral wishes to know as soona s possilbe to- morrow whether Cpampbell's Bridge has been destroyed, and if so, whether or not you will need any of the pontoon bridge.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDES,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 60.

Beaver Dam Curch, March 7, 1865.

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II. The movement to- morrow will be on the Fayetteville road to Cmapbell's Bridge. The Third Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will have the advance and will move forward at 8 a.m. The Fourth Divisin, Bvt. Major G en. G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the Third Division with tool wagons and ambulances. Their train will follow the train of the same division. The troops will move on the right of the tain. The Ninth Illinois Mounted Inftanry will move forward at 7 o'clock and secure Cambell's Bridge on Lumber River. The mounted forages of the severa division will report