War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0921 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, March 20, 1865.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN,

Commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you push forward your entire skirmish line, and supporting it, drive in the enemy's skirmishers, still holding your original lines.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

General Carlin has same instructions.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, March 20, 1865.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN,

Commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you throw up such works as will secure your present position, connecting them on the right with the troops which join you on that flank, and on the left with our old line, and remain for the night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

In the Field, N. C., March 20, 1865-3 a. m.

Brevet Major-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to say that he has just received a communication from Major-General Sherman, and that the entire army is moving to our assistance. He wishers the troops informed of this fact, and he directs that cartridge-boxes be filled, all stragglers and foragers collected together, and everything done to make the command as effective as possible to-morrow morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

In the Field, N. C., March 20, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move forward and ascertin the position of the enemy's lines on the left before dark.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Ajutant-General.