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sunset on the same day, and for thirty days the prescribed badge of mourning will be worn by the officers of the Tenth Army Corps.

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 51.

Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., November 6, 1862.

The general commanding desires to express to that portion of the corps composing the late expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., under his personal command, viz, the First and Second Brigades, the First New York Engineer Corps, Third Rhode Island Artillery, and Forty-eighth New York Regiments, with the Third Battalion First Massachusetts Cavalry, and sections of light artillery from the First and Third U. S. Artillery Regiments, his approbation of their gallant and distinguished conduct during the expedition.

Though laboring under many disadvantages, yet by superior courage and determination was a greater force of the rebels driven from their strong and well-studied positions at Caston and Frampton, and pursued, flying and in confusion, to their entrancements on the Pocotaligo.

The commanding general has learned from the events of this expedition that he can place the most implicit confidence in the bravery and devotion of his troops, and feels satisfied that in all subsequent operations the Tenth Army Corps will proudly maintain the good reputation they so hardly earned on the plains of the Pocotaligo.

By command of Brigadier General J. M. Brannan:

LOUIS J. LAMBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE, Numbers 352.

Washington, November 18, 1862.

I. Brigadier General Truman Seymour, U. S. Volunteers, will repair to Hilton Head, S. C., and report for duty to the commanding officer Department of the South.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from Return of the Department of the South, Brigadier General J. M. Brannan commanding, for the month of December, 1862, headquarters Hilton Head, S. C.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Aggregate

present

Department staff 30 29 59

Saind Helena Island, 136 3,407 4,476

Hilton Head, S. C.,

Brigadier General A.

H. Terry.

Port Royal Island, S. 169 3,969 5,135

C., Brigadier General

T. Seymour

Fort Pulaski, Ga., Key 114 3,023 3,702

West, Fla., Fernandina,

Fla., Fort Clinch, Fla.,

Old Town, Fla., Saint

Augustine, Fla.

Grand total 447 10,428 13,370

Command Aggregate Aggregate present

present and and absent at last

absent monthly return

Department staff 64 66

Saind Helena Island, 4,906 4,926

Hilton Head, S. C.,

Brigadier General A. H.

Terry.

Port Royal Island, S. C., 5,615 5,650

Brigadier General T.

Seymour

Fort Pulaski, Ga., Key 3,881 3,939

West, Fla., Fernandina,

Fla., Fort Clinch, Fla.,

Old Town, Fla., Saint

Augustine, Fla.

Grand total 14,464 14,579