Organization of troops in the Department of the South, commanded by Brigadier General J. M. Brannan, headquarters Hilton Head, S. C., December 31, 1862.
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, HILTON HEAD, S. C.
Brigadier General A. H. TERRY commanding.
3rd New Hampshire, Colonel J. H. Jackson.
47th New York, Major G. Van Brunt.
76th Pennsylvania, Colonel D. C. Strawbridge.
97th Pennsylvania, Colonel H. R. Guss.
1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Company M, Lieutenant J. G. Thayer.
3rd Rhode Island Art'y, Colonel E. Metcalf.
3rd U. S. Artillery, Battery E, Captain J. Hamilton.
1st New York Engineers, Lieutenant Colonel J. F. Hall.
FORT PULASKI, GA.
48th New York, Colonel W. B. Barton.
3rd Rhose Island Artillery, Company G, Captain J. H. Gould.
1st New York Engineers, Company F, Captain S. C. Eaton.
9th Maine, Colonel Rishworth Rich.
OLD TOWN, FLA.
1st New York Engineers, Company E, Lieutenant H. Farrand.
PORT ROYAL ISLAND, S. C.
Brigadier General T. SEYMOUR, commanding.
6th Connecticut, Colonel J. L. Chatfield.
7th Connecticut, Colonel J. R. Hawley.
8th Maine, Colonel J. D. Rust.
4th New Hampshire, Colonel Louis Bell.
90th New York, Colonel Joseph S. Morgan.
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 Engineers, Company H, Captain F. H. Cruso.
KEY WEST, FLA.
47th Pennsylvania, Colonel T. H. Good.
FORT CLINCH, FLA.
1st New York Engineers, Company C, Captain J. E. Place.
SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLA.
7th New Hampshire, Colonel H. S. Putnam.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., January 20, 1863.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
General-in-Chief U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.;
GENERAL: I have the honor to report my arrival in this department after a very boisterous and stormy voyage through weather to which I fear some of the re-enforcements ordered from New Berne, N. C., may have been exposed. I found on arriving here the steamer Ironsides already at anchor and the iron-clad Montauk came in a few hours after, it being reported from the signal station, thought as yet not confirmed, that two more of the monitor iron-clads were visible outside the bar.
The storm of wind and rain still continues so fierce that I have not been able to communicate with Admiral DuPont, and therefore am without definite information on this subject.
I find the aggregate strength of the department to be 14,395 men and officers, and that the healed of the command appears fully up to the average, all traces of the yellow fever having disappeared, and the small-pox, of which we have had some cases at Beaufort and on this island, being thus far confined to the contraband, who have been placed in quarters at a distance from the camps.
I have earnestly to request that a regiment of cavalry may be sent to this department, as we have here but four reduced troops of the First