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tions from the War Department. As the prospective commander of the department, he suggests that you can give such assurances as you may deem proper.

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

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 165.

Hilton Head, S. C., April 18, 1864.

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III. The detachments of the following-named regiments of the Tenth Army Corps will proceed to Fortress Monroe, and the senior officer will report in person to Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina: Tenth-ninth Illinois Volunteers, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers.

IV. The headquarters of the Third Rhode Island Artillery are hereby ordered to be established at Hilton Head.

V. Colonel W. W. H. Davis, One hundred and fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Northern District and will proceed to Hilton Head and relieve Colonel J. B. Howell, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, in command of Hilton Head, fort Pulaski, Saint Helena, and Tybee Island.

VI. Captain S. C. Day, Third New York Light Artillery, will proceed immediately with his battery to Beaufort, S. C., and report to Brigadier-General Saxton, commanding post.

The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Folly Island, S. C., April 18, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH, A. A. G., Dept. of the South:

COLONEL: The various forts, magazines, &c., in this district which are constantly requiring repairs render it imperatively necessary that a company of engineers should be stationed within the command. I would respectfully, therefore, make application for the same, and should be much gratified if Captain Suess, New York Engineers, now here, could be allowed to remain or return, as he is thoroughly acquainted with the ground and the duties required of him.

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

A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Folly Island, S. C., April 18, 1864.

Colonel W. W. H. DAVIS,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S. C.:

SIR: The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts (colored) Volunteers arrived this a. m. and has been ordered to report to you. General Schim-