War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0048 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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formed and believe, Private Green deserted to the enemy, availing himself of the confusion alluded to.

Respectfully,

JOHNSON HAGOOD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 19, 1863.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

I am now pushing my approaches to Fort Wagner, and need cover against sorties. I think I can destroy the traverse and dismount the heavy gun on the sea front of Wagner with the assistance of a powerful fire from the New Ironsides. If that big gun were out of the way, could a couple of monitors be within 400 or 500 yards of Wagner all the time, night and day? A deserter says there are at least twenty quaker guns on the parapet of Sumter.

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 19, 1863-3.45 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

I am going in with the monitors to feel of Sumter; if the enemy's fire is heavy, please get your batteries in action.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 19, 1863.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

All right; it shall be done.

GILLMORE,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Numbers 89.

Morris Island, S. C., August 19, 1863.

I. The regiments named below, viz:

Third New Hampshire Volunteers, Captain J. F. Randlett commanding; Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel H. A. Purviance commanding; One hundredth New York Volunteers, Colonel G. B. Dandy commanding, are hereby detailed for special duty as the advance guard of the trenches, and will be subject for detail for no other duty until further orders. These regiments will relieve each other daily in the order in which they are named, the Third New Hampshire Volunteers commencing its tour of duty this day.

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By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

ADRIAN TERRY,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.