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care of the extensive and important works at those which have been placed in his keeping. Whenever you can dispense with the service of Captain Duane or Lieutenant Suter I shall be glad to place the permanent works at Fernandina and other points within the Department of the South in their trust, unless, indeed, in the great urgency which presses upon me for want of engineer officers, some other point may have claims even more extreme than these shall then possess.

Respecting armament, it is beyond my power to do more than to bring the state of readiness of our works in this respect to the knowledge of the War Department and the Ordnance Office.

I am, &c.,

JOS. G. YOTTEN,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Colonel of Engineers.

Abstract from Return of the Department of the South, Major General David Hunter commanding, for the month of March, 1863; headquarters Hilton Head, S. C.

Present for duty.

Command. Officer Men. Aggrega Aggregat Aggrega

s. te e te

present present present

. and and

absent. absent

last

monthly

returns

.

Department 21 30 51 51 50

staff.......

Saint Helena 206 4,385 4,960 6,105 4,960

Island, S. C.:

First Division,

Department

Eighteenth Army

Corps, Brigadier

General O. S.

Ferry.

Second Division, 210 3,337 4,229 5,545 8,369

Detachment

Eighteenth Army

Corps, Brigadier

General C. A.

Heckman.

Marine 2 53 55 60 60

Artillery, Lieut

C. J. Sands...

Third New Yorks 18 529 586 595 629

Artillery, Major

T. J. Kennedy..

hilton Head, S. 201 4,662 5,688 5,995 6,085

C. Brigadier

General A. H.

Terry...

Beaufort, S. C., 187 3,760 4,749 5,430 4,286

Brigadier General

R.

Saxton..........

Fort Pulaski, 32 803 984 1,019 1,020

Ga., Colonel W.

B. Barton.....

Ossabaw Island, 15 433 507 588 594

Ga., Major D.

A.

Allen..........

Key West and ... ... ... ... 1,607

Totrugas, Fla.,

Colonel, T. H.

Good.

Fernandina, 30 582 835 899 1,091

Fla., Colonel

Joseph R.

Hawley..

Saint Augustine, 17 269 379 402 780

Fla. Lieutenant

Colonel J. C.

Abbott...

En route for 16 319 362 371 ...

Hilton Head, S.

C., Colonel H. S.

Patnam (five

companies).

Grand total... 955 19,162 23,385 27,060 20,531

Organization of troops in the Department of the South, commanding by Major General David Hunter, March 31, 1863; headquarters Hilton Heazd, S. C.

SAINT HELENA ISLAND, S. C.

First Division, Detachment Eighteenth Army Corps.

Brigadier General ORRIS S. FERRY commanding.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General T. G. STEVENSON commanding.

23rd Massachussetts.

9th New Jersey.

81st New York.

98th New York.

Second Brigade.

Colonel W. W. H. DAVIS commanding.

10th Connecticut.

24th Massachusetts.

52nd Pennsylvania.

10th Pennsylvania.