WASHINGTON, D. C., April 20, 1864-12.05 a. m.
Brigadier General T. SEYMOUR,
You will report to General Dix for temporary duty, inspecting and forwarding troops to the field.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General, Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 171.
Hilton Head, S. C., April 20, 1864.
I. 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: Third New York Volunteers, Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, Ninth Maine Volunteers, Eleventh Maine Volunteers.
II. 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 Connecticut Volunteers, One hundred and seventeenth New York Volunteers.
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IV. Colonel S. M. Alford, Third New York Volunteers, will proceed by the steamer Ben De Ford to Fortress Monroe and report to Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, for the purpose of organizing, under direction of Brigadier-General Terry, U. S. Volunteers, the Second Division of the Tenth Army Corps as it arrives.
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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 20, 1864.
Colonel W. W. H. DAVIS,
Commanding U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S. C.:
SIR: I am instructed by General Schimmelfennig to transmit Special Orders, Numbers 165, headquarters Department of the South, relieving you from duty in this district, &c.* The general commanding directs that you turn over the command to Colonel Hallowell, Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, as the Fifty-second and One hundred and fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers will leave for Hilton Head as soon as transportation for them arrives. At present there is but one steamer here (the Sentinel), and that is now loading Battery F, Third New York Artillery, at Pawnee Landing.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. B. DEAN,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
*See p. 59.