War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0212 S.C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., August 2, 1864.

Brigadier General J. P. HATCH,

Commanding District of Hilton Head:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that the best band now at this post be ordered on board the Cosmopolitan this p.m., at 5.30 o'clock, with three days' rations. They accompany the officer designated to exchange our prisoners of war at Charleston. I am further instructed to direct that the commanding officer at Fort Welles be ordered to report to these headquarters immediately to receive instructions regarding the firing of a salute on the arrival of the Cosmopolitan.

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

THOMAS J. ROBINSON,

First Lieutenant 21st U. S. Colored Troops, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., August 2, 1864.

Colonel H. L. CHIPMAN,

Commanding 102nd U. S. Colored Troops, Steamer Canonicus:

The major-general commanding directs that you proceed at once to Jacksonville, Fla., with your command and report to Brigadier General John P. Hatch, commanding District of Florida.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, August 3, 1864.

Major GEORGE M. DENNETT,

Commanding Ninth U. S. Colored Troops:

MAJOR: The major-general commanding directs that you proceed with your command, now on board steamer Fulton, to Fortress Monroe, and report to Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, as being one of the regiments composing Brigadier General William Birney's brigade, now under orders for that point.

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

THOMAS J. ROBINSON,

First Lieutenant, 21st U. S. Colored Troops, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C, August 4, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 12th [ultimo], authorizing me to exchange the prisoners of war now in my hands, and to report that I made such exchange yesterday in Charleston Harbor, and that our released officers, comprising 5 general and 45 field officers, will proceed North of the steamer Fulton, under command of Brigadier-General Wessells,