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melfennig directs that you send the Ninth Maine and as many companies of the Eleventh Maine Volunteers as may be required to make 900 men, by the steamer Cosmopolitan, to Hilton Head as soon as practicable. Special Orders, Numbers 154, headquarters Department of the South, is herewith transmitted.*

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

W. B. DEAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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.:

COLONEL: The Cosmopolitan will carry about 900 men. Send the Ninth and Eleventh Maine Volunteers, if together they do not exceed that number. Get a steamer at Light-House Inlet of Captain Burns to take the baggage to Pawnee Landing. The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts landed at pawnee this noon and have probably reported to you by this time.

By order of Brigadier-General Schimmelfennig:

W. B. DEAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DISTRICT,

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

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of the South:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the following arrivals and departures of troops from this command:

Arrived this day, the Fifty-fourth and five companies of the Fifty-fifth massachusetts Volunteers (colored). Departed, April 14, the One hundredth and One hundred and forty-second Regiment New York Volunteers for Hilton Head. April 16, the Eighty-ninth New York Volunteers for Hilton Head. The First Connecticut Light Battery has embarked and is about to sail direct for Fortress Monroe; verbal instructions were given to Captain Rockwell by General Terry before he left here. Ready to leave are the Ninth and Eleventh Regiments Maine Volunteers, on the cosmopolitan, and the Third Regiment New York Volunteers about to embark on the steamer Neptune.

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

A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DISTRICT,

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

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of the South:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have tried Hale's war rockets in regard to their correctness of flight, power of penetra-

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*See p. 51.

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