War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0158 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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Carolina. However, we will do the best we can, and after a few trials may become proficient in attempts of this kind. I am quite sure that, with proper arrangements, Fort Sumter can be taken at any time. I have received the prisoners, and the vessel is anchored under the guns of the Wabash, where she will remain until the prisons are prepared. These will be located in the most exposed position near Fort Gregg.

Very respectfully and truly, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.-I inclose you the latest secesh papers received.

J. G. FOSTER.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Folly Island, S. C., June 30, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM HEINE, Commanding Post, Folly Island:

The general commanding directs that you send 1,000 men to Long Island instead of only 500 as before directed, the men to be taken from the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, One hundred and third New York, and Thirty-third U. S. Colored Troops. Captain Quentin, aide-de-camp, will inform you personally of any other changes that may have been made in the general arrangement since morning.

Very respectfully,

W. B. DEAN,

Lieutenant, 127th New York Volunteers, A. A. A. G.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Folly Island, S. C., June 30, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM HEINE, Commanding Post, Folly Island:

The general commanding directs that you now send the 20 men of the New York Volunteers Engineers to Cole's Island, and also 20 men of the same to Morris Island, if they have not already gone. The captain of engineers has not yet returned. The sergeant in charge reports that all the planks for the Cole's Island bridge will be collected and ready at 6 o'clock this p. m. A sufficient number of the engineers to get this lumber to Cole's Island should be left in the engineer camp.

W. B. DEAN,

Lieutenant, 127th New York Volunteers, A. A. A. G.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Folly Island, S. C., June 30, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM HEINE, Commanding Post, Folly Island:

Captain McKenna has arrived and will arrange to fix the bridge from Cole's to James Island. The general commanding directs that you do not make any detail from the engineer company either for Cole's or Morris Island, as directed a short time since. Captain McKenna will attend to it all.

W. B. DEAN,

Lieutenant, 127th New York Volunteers, A. A. A. G.