War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0732 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Ten Miles from the Crossing, March 8, 1865- Daylight.

Major- General SLOCUM,

Commanding Left WIng, Army of Georgia:

GENERAL; Baird is moving out fom his camp at this place. Morgan got across the river last night at 9 o'clock, and will march from that place at daylight. We will make a long march to- day if all things proper as exzpected.

Yours, &c.,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Mjaor- General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

In the Field, S. C., March 8, 1865- 12. 30 p.m.

General DAVIS,

CAommanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major- general commanding to say that the advance is within five miles of Lowe's Bridge. He wishes you to caution the commande of your rear division to keep well closed up, as we have just captured a dispatch fromGeneral Butler, showing his headquarters to be at Bostick's Mills and also that Hmpton and Wheeler have crossedt he Pedee. He dows not know where Kilpatrick is.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOUTEENTH ARMY ORPS,

Twenty- five Miles northeast of Pedee Crossing, N. C.,

March 8, 1865- 7 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. MCCLURG,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Fouteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: My command has gone into camp at this point in accordance with directions from corps commander, making a march to- day of twentyu- five miles. Trains are oming in finely.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Lowe's Bridge, S. C., March 8, 1865- 4. 30 p.m.

Brevbet Mjaor-General WILLIMAS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major- general commanding to say that he wishes to know to- night whether yuo have got possession of McFarland's Bridge, and also the location of your corps. He wishes you to send the inclosed dispatch to General Sherman,* wherever he may be, by an intelligent man, and also to inform him yurself of your movements,

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*See 4. 30 p. m. p. 731.

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