The steamer which attempted to run in on the night of the 1st was the Presto, from Nassau, New Providence, loaded with blankets, shoes, and salt beef. She got aground on the old wreck between Beauregard and Moultrie, between 11 and 12 o'clock. The engineer told my informant that htere are five or six steamers to run this blockade, of which this is the first. They come here because they consider ir easier to enter Charleston than Wilmington.
The rebels expect an attack upon Mobile soon. He states that the negroes caputured in Wagner on the 18th of July were not treated with cruelty; he saw then in Charleston. Torpedoes are sunk in the channel to blow up our vessels should they attempt to go in. there are two old boilers, one of which contains 3,000 pounds of powder, sunk in the harbor, and are arranged to be exploded from on shore by means of a wire.
I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. W. H. DAVIS,
Colonel 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding Post.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, S. C., February 6, 1864.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY,
Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: In compliance with telegram of the 26th instant, received per steamer transport Fulton, I have the honor to subjoin the numbers of re-enlistments in the department that date, and also for the week ending 2nd instant.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Q. A. GILLMORE,
Re-enlistments in the Department of the South to January 26, 1864.
Thirteenth Indiana Volunteers, 205; First Connecticut Battery, 45; Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, 331; Sixth Connecticut Volunteers, 200; Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 11; Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 427; Twenty-fifth Ohio Volunteers, 507; total, 1,726.
From January 26 to February 2, 1864.
Forty-seventh New York Volunteers, 108; Forty-eighth New York Volunteers; 291; Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 12; Thirty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, 331; Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, 287; total to February 2, 1864, 2,755.
HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,
Folly Island, S. C., February 6, 1864.
Brigadier General J. W . TURNER,
Chief of Staff, &c., Hilton Head, S. C.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of instructions from the major-general commanding to send General Schimelfennig, with a force of 3,000 or 4,000 men, to make an armed