War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0018 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Morris Island, S. C., July 13, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I have addressed two communications to the Adjutant-General, on which I desire immediate action, viz:

First. To send me Captain Charles E. Fuller, assistant quartermaster, as my chief quartermaster, temporarily relieving Lieutenant-Colonel Elwell.

Second. To have the 300-pounder Parrott now somewhere in New York Harbor (I think at Fort Richmond sent here, with 800 rounds of ammunition for breaching.

Very respectfully,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 61.

Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., July 13, 1863.

Surg. Horace R. Wirtz, U. S. Army, having been assigned to duty in the Department of the South, is hereby announced as medical director, and will relieve Surg. C. H. Crane, U. S. Army, from that duty. Surg. C. H. Crane, on being relieved, will proceed to New York and report as directed in Special Orders, Numbers 199, current series, from the War Department.

By order of Brigadier General Q. A. Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, In the Field, on Board U. S. Transport, Numbers 1.

Mary Benton, July 13, 1863.

First Lieutenant Guy V. Henry, First U. S. Artillery, is hereby relieved from the duties of acting chief of artillery at these headquarters, his company having been ordered in the field.

By order of Brigadier General Q. A. Gillmore:

JNO. W. TURNER,

Colonel, and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, In the Field, on Board U. S. Transport, Numbers 2.

Mary Benton, July 13, 1863.

The provost-marshal-general will immediately establish a communication, by couriers, between the south end of Folly Island and the front of our lines on Morris Island.

A through communication will be made, four times a day, for the purpose of carrying the mails. Stations will be established at the following places:

One at General Gillmore's headquarters, at Light-House Inlet.

One at General Seymour's headquarters.

One at General Vogdes' headquarters, at north end of Folly Island.

One at Camp Howell, on Folly Island, and one at south end of Folly Island.