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Hilton Head and report to Colonel J. B. Howell, Eight-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding district. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 12, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,

Commanding Northern Dist., Dept. of the South, Folly Island, S. C.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold the following-named regiments and companies of your command in readiness to embark at short notice. All officers and men on detached duty, if within your command, will be relieved and sent at once to their regiments. The troops will take with them their camp and garrison equipage and the least possible amount of baggage, viz; Third New York Volunteers, Eighty-ninth New York Volunteers, One hundred and seventeenth New York Volunteers One hundred and forty-second New York Volunteers, Eleventh Maine Volunteers, Ninth Maine Volunteers, One hundredth New York Volunteers.

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

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 12, 1864.

Brigadier General R. SAXTON,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Port Royal Island, S. C.:

GENERAL: Hold the Eight Maine, Fourth New Hampshire, and Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania in readiness to embark to-morrow morning with camp and garrison equipage.

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 12, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM BIRNEY,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Beaufort, S. C.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold the following-named regiments and companies of your command in readiness to embark at short notice. All officers and men on detached duty, if within your command, will be relieved and sent at once to their regiments. The troops will take with them their camp

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