War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1284 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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CHARLOTTE, February 27, 1865.

General R. E. LEE:

(Via Richmond.)

I have seen Lee's corps, Army of Tennessee, to-day. Effective total, 2,100. Lieutenant-General Hampton reports that Federal prisoners say their army is moving to this point. It is near Lancaster, delayed by bad roads.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 48.

Richmond, February 27, 1865.

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XL. Paragraph II, General Orders, Numbers 6, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, February 4, 1865, is hereby revoked and Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow, Provisional Army, C. S., will report to General J. E. Johnston, commanding, &c., for assignment to the duty of collecting and forwarding to proper commands all absentees from the armies of the Confederate States who may be found without the limits of General Johnston's command.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers -.

Cheraw, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Fiser's brigade, of McLaws' division, will move with a battery of light artillery at daybreak to-morrow morning and take position at Chesterfield. Colonel Fiser will endeavor to get information of the enemy's whereabouts and movements and communicate the same promptly to these headquarters. As there will be no cavalry in his front, he will take every precaution against surprise. Lieutenant Memminger will report with as many mounted men of the signal corps as he can assemble to Coolonel Fiser for temporary duty.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

D. H. POOLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers -.

Cheraw, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Harrison's brigadfe, of McLaws' division, will proceed to-morrow morning on the Cheraw and Camden road and take position seven or eight miles from Cheraw. Colonel Harrison will report military information direct to these headquarters. There is no cavalry on that front.

By order of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

D. H. POOLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.