War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0727 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDECE, ETC- UNION.

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property of the citizens living near there. WIth the trroops under my command at present I am powerless to prevent these acts, and would, therefore, respectfully request that the commanding officer of those troops be directed to keep them within the limits of their regimntal camps, as previously requasted by em.

I am, vbery respectfullyu, your obedient servant,

STEWAR L. WOODFORD,

Colonel 103rd U. S. Colored Troops, Commanding Post.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS NORHTERN DISTRICT, Numbers 43.

DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Charleston, S. ., March 7, 1865.

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IV. The battalion of the Third Rhode Island Artillery, now in this city, will immediately report to Brigadier-Genal Shimmelfenning, commanding Defenses of Charleston, for assignmen to duty.

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By command of Brigadier General John P. Hatch:

LIONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty- fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., March 7, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding Dist. of Svannah, Dept. of the Suth, Savnnah, Ga. ;

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major- genral commanding to stte that the two brigades of your command ordered to go north, as per letter from these headquarters February 28, be prepared to leave as soon as possible. Transportaton will be sent without dealy. The major- genral commanding suggests that you request General Easton, chief quartermaster of General Sherman's army, to supply you with as much transportation as he can for you troops to this place for trans- shpment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servtn,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistnat Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMERN AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Laurel Hill, N. C., March 8, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: General Blair was crossing the Lumber River at Campbell's Bridge when my aide, Captain Gilbreth, left him this agetnoon. He feared the river wuld rise, and was, therfore, pushing his whole command across to- nigh. General Logan has three divisions here, and one (Corse's) three miles back, at Springfield. The latter is reported well closed up. Between Springfield and this place the road is quite bad, but will be easily corduroyed in the morning. Gilchrist's Bridge is burned. General Logan sent his advance and pioneers