DISTRICT OF KEY WEST AND TORTUGAS.
Brigadier General DANIEL P. WOODBURY.
2nd Florida Cavalry (seven companies), Major Edmund C. Weeks.
110th New York, Colonel Charles Hamilton.
2nd U. S. Colored Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin R. Townsend.
[JULY 1-OCTOBER 31, 1864.-For troops in Department of the Gulf serving in Florida, see Vol. XLI.]
HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Folly Island, S. C., July 1, 1864.
Captain C. P. McKENNA,
Company G, New York Vol. Engineers,
Chief Engineer Northern Dist., Dept. of the South:
The general commanding directs that you, with the men of your company, provided with the three days' rations, &c., ordered for the expedition, report at the white house at 10 o'clock this evening; that you have the lumber and materials necessary for repairing the bridge from Cole's Island to James there (at white house) at that time, and that you must not commence to move up to the white house until after dark.
The general further directs that if you can find time this afternoon you will proceed to the lookout on the right of Cole's Island, with two of your sergeants, for the purpose of looking at the bridge which is to be repaired. The sergeants must not weak their chevrons, nor must anything be worn which will indicate to the enemy that you or the sergeants belong to the engineers.
W. B. DEAN,
Lieutenant, 127th New York Volunteers, A. A. A. G.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., July 1, 1864.
Major General J. G. FOSTER,
Commanding Department of the South, Hilton Head:
GENERAL: I send with this a letter addressed by 5 general officers of the U. S. Army, now prisoners of war in this city, to Brigadier General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. Army, recommending and asking an exchange of prisoners of war. I fully concur in opinion with the officers who have signed the letter that there should be an exchange of prisoners of war, and, although I am not instructed by my Government to enter into negotiations for that purpose, I have no doubt that it is willing and desirous now, as it has ever been, to
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