laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, approved February 28, 1795, and the acts amendatory thereof, and for other purposes," Colonel Edwin Metcalf, Third Rhode Island Artillery, is hereby announced as chief of artillery and ordnance of the Tenth Army Corps, and will be respected and obeyed accordingly.
II. Captain John Hamilton, Light Company E, Third U. S. Artillery, is renounced as chief of artillery of the Department of the South, on the staff of the major-general commanding department; and Captain John W. Todd, U. S. Ordnance Corps, is renounced as chief of ordnance of the Department of the South on the staff of the major-general commanding; and both Captain Hamilton, and Captain Todd, in their respective branches of the service, will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By command of Major General D. Hunter:
CHAS. G. HALPINE,
Lieutenant Colonel and A. A. G., Tenth A. C. and Dept. of the South.
Abstract from Tri-monthly of the Department of the South, May 10, 1863.
Station. Commanding officer. Enlisted men
Folly Island, S. C. Brigadier-General I. 3,852
Seabrook Island, S. C. Brigadier-General 3,071
T. G. Stevenson
Hilton Head, S. C. Brigadier General 3,526
A. H. Terry
Beaufort, S. C. Brigadier General 3,523
Fort Pulaski, Ga. Colonel W. B. Barton 810
Ossabaw Island, Ga. Major D. A. Allen 403
Fernandina, Fla. Colonel H. S. Putnam 581
Saint Augustine, Colonel Joseph R. 464
Department staff .................... 29
Total .................... 16,259
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., May 11, 1863.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
General-in-Chief U. S. Army, Washington, D. C:
GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith for your information certified copies of a communication addressed by me to Rear-Admiral S. F. DuPont, proposing a joint demonstration against Savannah while awaiting the repair of the iron-clads for a renewal of the attack upon Charleston, together with Admiral DuPont's reply. I learn unofficially that the last of the iron-clads undergoing repairs will soon be ready to resume her place in the squadron.
So far as the land forces are concerned, having suffered no loss in the late expedition, we have been continuously ready to renew the attack whenever notified by the admiral that his repairs had been completed, and I am of opinion that if the Navy will open on the enemy's batteries on the south end of Morris Island (batteries constructed for the most part since the last attack), thus covering out crossing of Light-House Inlet, Fort Sumter can be reduced from Cummings Point just as Fort Pulaski was reduced from Goat's Point on Tybee Island; the proposition being simplified and made more certain in this instance by