Saturday, February 11, 1865

Poplar Springs, South Carolina

Having sufficiently damaged the railroad, and effected the junction of the entire army, the general march was resumed on the 11th, each corps crossing the South Edisto by separate bridges, with orders to pause on the road leading from Orangeberg to Augusta, till it was certain that the Seventeenth Corps had got possession of Orangeburg. This place was simply important as its occupation would sever the communications between Charleston and Columbia.

My right wing, Howard has pushed up to the Orangeburg Bridge. Logan at Poplar Springs. Corse is at Cooper’s Plantation.

Kilpatrick has been in a fight with Wheeler’s cavalry near Aiken, South Carolina. Kilpatrick is requesting infantry support from General Davis.

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