War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0156 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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from the attempt by land forces. What I understand General Grant wishes you to do is precisely what is one of your former dispatches you proposed doing, i. e., make raids on the enemy's lines of communication, destroy as much of them as possible, and keep as many of his troops occupied at the south as you can. He has given no special instructions, but leaves the matter entirely to your judgment and discretion. In a recent dispatch he remarked that in the present condition of the Southern coast, stripped as it was of rebel troops, your forces might effect an important diversion. Inspection the former commanders of the Department of the South for keeping there, at enormous expense, so large an amount of water transportation. A report made since General Gillmore left says that there is too much there now; that it has been neglected, and is in bad condition. It is certain that the expenses of that department have been enormous and without any commensurate results.

I have sent your requisitions and plans for new steamers to the Quartermaster-General for his remarks before submitting them to the Secretary of War.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Folly Island, S. C., June 29, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,

Commanding Northern District, Dept. of the South:

GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following return of the land transportation of this district:

Post Wagons Carts Ambula Ambula Ambula Public Remar

of with 4 with 1 nces. nces. nces. animal ks.

regime horses horse. s.

nt. .

1- 2- 3-

horse. horse. horse.

Lieute 15 7 1 2 1 76 Mule.

nant

J. P.

S.

Weiden

saul,

acting

quarte

rmaste

r,

post

of

Morris

Island

.

Captai 15 1 .. .. .. 1 Saddl

n G. e

W. horse

Cushin extra

g, .

distri

ct

quarte

rmaste

r,

statio

n

Folly

Island

Regime 20 14 .. 3 .. 86 More

ntal wagon

quarte s,

rmaste &c.,

rs: than

teams

.

Teams

may

be

used

as

desir

ed.

103rd 2 1 .. .. .. .. At

New distr

York ict

Volunt headq

eers uarte

rs.

74th .. 3 .. .. .. 9 Regim

Pennsy ental

lvania use.

Volunt

eers.

55th 2 .. .. .. ... 3 Do.

Massac

husett

s

Volunt

eers.

54th 2 .. .. .. .. 8 Do.

New

York

Volunt

eers

Total 41 27 1 6 1 194

a

aSixty of the sum total have been issued to Company B, Third New York Artillery, to complete its six-gun battery. Seven will be turned in from the above battery as unfit for that service, but suitable for teaming, leaving 53 to be deducted.

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

S. WALES,

Major and Acting Assistant Inspector-General.