War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0152 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 166. Washington, April 10, 1865.

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15. Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to the commanding general Military Division of the Mississippi for duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, FIELD ORDERS,

In the Field, Moccasin Creek, Numbers 52. April 10, 1865.

I. Captain Montgomery Rochester, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty at headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi and assigned to the Army of Georgia, and will report in person to Major General H. W. Slocum, in the field, for assignment.

II. In the coming campaign and during the absence of General Beckwith, chief commissary of subsistence, Lieutenant Colonel D. Remick, chief commissary of subsistence Army of the Tennessee, will act as chief commissary of subsistence of the army in the field, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[APRIL 10, 1865. - For the effective strength of the U. S. forces under the immediate command of Major General W. T. Sherman, see Part I, p. 43.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Whitley's Mill, N. C., April 10, 1865 - 4. 30 p. m.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: I moved at the head of General Logan's column for three or four miles on the road toward Pikeville. We had to wait about two hours until his road was uncovered by the Twentieth Corps. I then joined General Blair, who had to cross three columns, so that he did not get his head of column out of town until between 11 and 12 o'clock. He marched with very little hindrance, his mounted infantry skirmishing slightly with the enemy's cavalry, and reached Whitley's Mill about 3 p. m. The bridge is but partially destroyed, some few of the planks being removed. The bridge is guarded and being repaired. There is another bridge across Little River at Lowell Factory. I hope to be able to cross Logan's three divisions there, and his detached division at Folk's Bridge. I have haeard some skirmishing and a little artillery to the left.

Very respectfully,

O. O HOWARD,

Major-General.