War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0388 COAST OF S. C. GA., AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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Organization of troops in the Department of the South, command by Brigadier General J. M. Brannan, headquarters Hilton Head, S. C., October 31, 862.

HILTON HEAD AND FORT SEAWARD, S. C.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY commanding.

3rd New Hampshire, Colonel J. H. Jackson.

47th New York, Colonel J. L. Fraser.

76th Pennsylvania, Colonel D. C. Strawbridge.

97th Pennsylvania, Colonel H. R. Guss.

3rd Rhode Island Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel S. R. Bucklin.

3rd U. S. Artillery, Battery E, Lieutenant E. Gittings.

1st New York Engineers, Colonel E. W. Serrell.

GRAHAM'S PLANTATION.

1st Massachusetts Cavalry (detachment), Lieutenant J. G. Thayer.

FORT PULASKI, GA.

48th New York, Colonel W. B. Barton.

3rd Rhosde Island Artillery, Company G, Captain J. H. Gould.

FORT CLINCH, FLA.

1st New York Engineers, Company C, Captain J. E. Place.

OLD TOWN, FLA.

1st N. Y. Eng's, Co. E, Lieutenant H. Farrand.

BEAUFORT, S. C.

Colonel T. H. GOOD commanding post.

6th Connecticut, Major L. Meeker.

7th Connecticut, Colonel J. R. Hawley.

8th Maine, Colonel J. D. Rust.

4th New Hampshire, Colonel Louis Bell.

47th Penn., Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Alexander.

55th Pennsylvania, Colonel Richard White.

1st Massachusetts Cavalry (battalion), Major A. H. Stevens, jr.

1st Connecticut Light Battery, Captain A. P. Rockwell.

1st New York Eng's, Co. H, Captain F. H. Cruso.

KEY WESTG, FLA.

90th New York, Colonel J. S. Morgan.

FERNANDINA, FLA.

9th Maine, Colonel Rishworth Rich.

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLA.

7th New Hampshire, Colonel H. S. Putnam.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 47.

Hilton Had, Port Royal, S. C., November 1, 1862.

The Tenth Army Corps will learn with regard of the death of its commander, Major General O. M. Mitchell, who departed this life at 6.30 o'clock on the evening of the 30th October, 1862, at Beaufort, S. C.

Major General O. M. Mitchel was a graduate of the Military Academy, West Point, 1829, but retired from the Army after a short periods of service until the danger of his country again called him to arms. At the outbreak of the present rebellion and i the West, where he commanded a division of our Army as brigadier-general of volunteers, he proved himself to be a gallant and efficient commander.

Brief as was his career in the Department of the South, yet had he already won the esteem and regard of all by his energy and activity in directing the movements of the corps against the adjoining rebels and the frimeness and tempered justice with which he conducted the administrative duties of the department.

He died with the calm fortitude of a believing Christian, and while we lament the death of a gallant soldier and a kind friend, let us endeavor to emulate the virtues and soldierly qualities of our late commander.

As an appropriate tribute of respect to his memory, on the day following the receipt of this order, at every military post of this department, thirteen minute guns will be fired, commencing at meridian, and the flag of the Union to be displayed at half-mast from that hour to