War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0482 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Folly Island, S. C., February 15, 1864.

Captain SUESS,

New York Engineers:

CAPTAIN: I am instrudcted by the general commanding to express to you and through you to the men of your command his satisfaction with the prompt and efficient assistance rendered him on the late expedition to John's Island by you and your command. Roads were made and bridges reapired with a skill and reaidness very praiseworthy. The general also wishes you to send in as accurate a statement as possible of the bridge built and afterward destroyed near Legare's farm, stating what perparations would have to be made to build another bridge inc ase of a second expedition, and how long it would take to complete it.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. B. SCOTT,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEAQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Jocksonville, Fla., February 15, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the South:

COLONEL: In reply to your communication of February 7, I have the honro to state that Colonel W. B. Barton, Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, has now been in command of a brigade since January 27, 1864; Colonel Hawley, Seventh Connecticut, since February 9, 1864; Colonel G. V. Henry, since January 18, 1864. Colonel Tilghman temporarily commands at Baldwin the Third South Carolina, Eighth U. S. Colored Troops, and Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers. Colonel Littlerfield temporarily commands a camp of instruction, 6 miles from Jacksonville, of the Third South Carolina, Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, and First North Carolina, since February 15.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Baldwiin, Fla., February 16, 1864.

General GILLMORE:

I shall move on to-day, and have called up the Seventh Connecticut, Forty-seventh [New York], and Third U. S. Colored to this point. Send the Seventh New Hampshire here at once, to Baldwin. Colonel hallowell to send three or four companies to Camp Finegagn, and the Eighth U. S. Colored is ordered to move on to Pikett's (Ten-Miles Station) immediately.

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF FLA., DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 13.

Jacksonville, Fla., February 17, 1864.

Colonel Guss will keep at least six companies of his regiment constantly patrolling the country toward or beyond Camp Cooper.