OPERATIONS ON THE COASTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND MIDDLE AND EAST FLORIDA.
April 12, 1862-June 11, 1863.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*
April 13, 1862.-Major General David Hunter, U. S. Army, orders emancipation of slaves at Fort Pulaski and on Cockspur Island, Ga.
14, 1862.-Reconnaissance on Seabrook Island, Ga.
16, 1862.-Skirmish on Whitemarsh Island, S. C.
18, 1862.-Brigadier General Joseph Finegan, C. S. Army, assumes command of the Department of Middle and East Florida.
19, 1862.-Skirmish on Ediston Island, S. C.
Brigadier General Rufus Saxton, U. S. Army, assigned to special duty in the Department of the South.
29, 1862.-Engagements at Pineberry Battery, Willstown, and White Point, S. C.
May 9, 1862.-Major General David Hunter, U. S. Army, orders the emancipation of slaves in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and authorized the arming of all able-bodied negroes in those States.
13, 1862.- Adduction of the steamer Planter from Charleston, S. C.
20, 1862.-Bombardment of Cole's Island, S. C.
Affair on Crooked River, Fla.
21, 1862.-Affair near Battery Island, S. C.
22, 1862.-Expedition to John's Island, S. C.
25, 1862.-Affair between James and Dixon's Islands, S. C.
29, 1862.-Skirmish at Pocotaligo, S. C.
June 3, 1862.-Skirmish on James Island, S. C.
6, 1862.-Skirmish on Port Ferry, S. C.
7, 1862.-Skirmish on John's Island, S. C.
8, 1862.-Skirmish on James Island, S. C.
8-9, 1862.-Affairs on John's Island, S. C.
10, 1862.-Skirmish on James Island, S. C.
12, 1862.-Reconnaissance on Hutchinson's Island, S. C.
13, 1862.-Affair at White House, near Hilton Head, S. c.
*Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this "Summary" no circumstantial reports are on file.
+For instructions to Saxton in reference to abandoned plantations, etc., and resulting correspondence, see Series III, Vol. II.
1 R R-VOL XIV