War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0108 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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[Inclosure.]

Aggregate strength.

Regiment. Commanding officer. Officers. Men.

85th Pennsylvania Colonel J. B. Howell 28 500

39th Illinois Colonel Thomas O. 34 586

Osborn

62nd Ohio Colonel F. B. Pond 22 543

67th Ohio Colonel A. C. Voris 30 551

100th New York Colonel G. B. Dandy 30 727

10th Connecticut Colonel H. L. Otis 32 612

104th Pennsylvania Colonel W. W. H. 27 605

Davis

52nd Pennsylvania Colonel J. C. Dodge 32 491

Independent Battalion Lieutenant Colonel 23 478

New York Infantry Simon Levy

13th Indiana Colonel C. J. Dobbs 31 620

169th New York Colonel Clarence 34 616

Buell

112th New York Colonel J. C. Drake 35 833

3rd New York Colonel S. M. Alford 28 406

89th New York Colonel H. S. 33 396

Faichild

117th New York Colonel W. R. Pease 35 777

103rd New York Colonel William 31 498

Heine

24th Massachusetts Colonel F. A. Osborn 37 790

11th Maine Colonel H. M. 36 604

Plaisted

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

FLAG-STEAMER PHILADELPHIA,

Off Morris Island, S. C., October 15, 1863.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the South, Folly Island, S. C.:

SIR: Under date of October 9, the Navy Department observes -

It would be satisfactory to be informed of General Gillmore's views, as well as your own, as the movement progresses, in regard to future operations.

Now, general, I shall be very glad to give this information to the Department, if you will enable me to do so.

May I ask, therefore, whenever it may suit your convenience, to put it in my power to meet the wishes of the honorable Secretary of the Navy, if you feel so disposed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. A. DAHLGREN,

Rear-Admiral, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

In the Field, Folly Island, S. C., October 17, 1863.

Rear-Admiral JOHN A. DAHLGREN,

Commanding S. A. Blockading Squadron, off Morris Island, S. C.:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 15th instant, in which there is an extract from a communication from the Navy Department of the 9th instant, to the effect that it would be satisfactory to them to be informed of my views, as well as your own, as our movements progress in this quarter, "in regard to future operations," I beg leave to state -

First. That I am now awaiting the repairs on the monitors, which,