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Abstracts form returns of the Department of the South, Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of July, 1863; headquarters Morris Island, S. C.

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General 17 48 65 67 - -

headquarters

Morris Island

(Terry):

Terry's division 278 6,122 9,115 11,843 17 22

Engineer troops 18 444 586 686 - -

(Serrell)

Folly Island 82 1,626 2,559 3,349 10 36

(Davis)

Hilton Head Island 100 2,119 3,330 3,799 (*) (*)

(Metcalf)

Port Royal Island 80 1,400 2,857 3,410 23 8

(Saxton)

Fort Pulaski 9 204 254 270 (*) (*)

(Ames)

Fernandina 19 234 421 546 (*) (*)

(Plaisted)

Saint Augustine 15 355 484 533 18 1

(Hawley)

48th New York# 6 250 392 587 - -

(Strickland)

Total 624 12,802 20,063 25,090 68 67

Total according to 565 11,422 18,524 24,559 - -

tri-monthly return

for July 31

Abstract from "Record of Events" on the several returns of the Department of the South, for July, 1863.

DEPARTMENT RETURNS.

July 4.-The principal troops at Saint Helena and Seabrook Islands moved to Folly Island, under the command of Brigadier-General Seymour.

July 8.-Department headquarters established on Folly Island.

July 10.-The enemy's batteries on the south end of Morris Island carried by the brigade of General Strong. Simultaneous demonstration on James Island by the brigades of General Stevenson, Colonel Davis, and Colonel Montgomery, under the command of Brigadier-General Terry.

July 11.-The abandonment of post on Ossabaw Island ordered and the garrison removed to Folly Island. Fort Wagner was unsuccessfully assaulted.

July 15.-Department headquarters established on Morris Island.

July 18.-Second unsuccessful assault on Fort Wagner.

[July 19.-Brigadier General A. H. Terry assumed command of the forces on Morris Island.]

July 25.-The One hundred and seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Militia ordered home to be mustered out, by expiration of term of service.

FIRST BRIGADE, TERRY'S DIVISION.

Brigadier-General Vogdes assumed command of the First Brigade, per orders from headquarters Department of the South, dated July 19, 1863. Brigadier General George C. Strong was wounded in the assault upon Fort Wagner July 18.

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*Not reported in original returns.

#Eight companies en route from Hilton Head to Saint Augustine.

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