War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0035 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 17, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. Terry, on assuming temporary command of the Tenth Army Corps, will proceed to organize the corps into brigades and division, agreeable to the programme arranged at these headquarters, and will see that wants of the troops are promptly supplied, agreeably to the within instructions.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 4, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel M. R. MORGAN,

Chief Com. of Subsistence, Hilton Head, S. C.:

COLONEL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date, suggesting that the troops at Fernandina and Saint Augustine furnish themselves with fresh meat, &c., and to inform you that the following indorsement has been placed thereon:

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 4, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel Morgan's recommendation is approve, and is referred to the commanding officer of the District of Florida for his information. It is presumed that the supply of fresh beef must all come from the country east of Saint John';s River; for the present it had better be collected by one party, under the immediate control of the district commander, the supply for Saint Augustine and Fernandina to be sent to the latter place in transports. There are plenty of opportunities to send from Fernandina to Saint Augustine.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain, Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Jacksonville, Fla., April 4, 1864.

Colonel W. B. BARTON,

Commanding at Palatka:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd instant. Please convey to Captain Smith and his command his thanks for the skill shown by them in their late expedition, which will be acknowledged in general orders.*

The general is not of opinion that any large force of infantry or artillery is in front of your position. From the most reliable information obtained, he is induced to believe that the force consists of the Fifth Georgia Cavalry, one company of Florida cavalry, one

* See General Orders, Numbers 19, Part I, p. 382.