War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0086 S.C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E.FLA. Chapter XL.

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stream, you will find some horses and mules behind the houses near the shore. If you can get there, seize them as soon as you have examined the ground around Legareville, which you will do with a view to prevent the enemy erecting any batteries to reach our lines, and to see if any have been already commenced. I wish you to reconnoiter Kiawah Island thoroughly.

By frequent patrols of islands affording opportunities for the erection of batteries by the rebels, we shall do all we can without an increased force.

I am, general, with great respect, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. GORDON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 7, 1863-1.15 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

A deserter just in reports Wagner evacuated.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 7, 1863-4.15 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

The monitors are not to fire on Cumming's Point this a.m.

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, September 7, 1863.

General GILLMORE:

The monitors will not open on Gregg, or between Wagner and Gregg. Do you wish them to engage Moultrie two hours or so before the assault?

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 7, 1863-5 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

We hold Wagner now, and are pushing on to Gregg.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 7, 1863-5.10 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

The whole island is ours, but the enemy have escaped us.

GILLMORE,

General.