HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, S. C., August 15, 1864.
Brigadier General A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,
Northern Dist., Dept. of the South, Morris Island, S. C.:
GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct that you send to this post the Thirty-second U. S. Colored Troops, with all their camp and garrison equipage, as soon as possible.
The major-general commanding further directs that you send here one white regiment from your command, to be selected by yourself, with all camp and garrison equipage. They are to go north. All details of officers and men from the above regiments will be immediately called in.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. L. M. BURGER,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
Jacksonville, August 15, 1864.
Major General J. G. FOSTER,
Commanding Department of the South:
GENERAL: Yours letters of the 11th and 12th came to hand last evening. All arrangements are completed, and this morning two parties start on a raid. Colonel Noble, with three small regiments