War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0086 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 200.

Hilton Head, S. C., May 5, 1864.

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IV. Brigadier General George H. Gordon, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty in command of the District of Florida and will relieve Brigadier-General Birney, U. S. Volunteers. Brigadier-General Birney will turn over the command to Brigadier-General Gordon and will report in person to these headquarters.

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By order of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 5, 1864.

Colonel W. W. H. DAVIS,

Commanding District, Hilton Head, S. C.:

The brigadier-general commanding directs that you have Fort Miller garrisoned by a sufficient number of troops to man all the guns in the fort, the garrison to be taken from the colored troops in your command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 169.

Washington, May 6, 1864.

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11. Brigadier General Edward E. Potter, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person, without delay, to Major-General Foster, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Department of the South, for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 7, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina:

COLONEL: I have the honor to state, from information received from the front this p. m., that General Hagood, with four regiments and one battery, left James Island, S. C., on the 5th instant. I respectfully request that this information be furnished Brigadier General J. P. Hatch, commanding Department of the South.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded to General Hatch.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.