War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0264 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., September 1, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to request that a general officer of experience may be ordered to this department to report to me for duty in the Northern District, to take pleasure of Brigadier General A. Schimmelfennig, who goes North on this steamer on leave of absence on account of severe indisposition, and who I fear will never sufficiently recover to be able to resume his duties.

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

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., September 1, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Commanding Confederate Forces in S. C., Ga., and Fla.:

GENERAL: I inclose herewith a letter for Mr. Hy. Meyer, acting consul of Prussia, in which you will see that authority has been granted me by the honorable Secretary of War to admit all bona-fide aliens that may wish to come into our lines to avoid your conscription. I have to request that you will give me timely notice when there are any to cross, as I am wiling to send a steamer for them up the Savannah River, where they will be received.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., September 1, 1864.

Mr. HY. MEYER,

Acting Consul of Prussia at Charleston, S. C.:

SIR: I have the honor to state that I have received authority from the honorable Secretary of War to receive into my lines all bon-fide aliens that wish to leave the Confederate States in order to avoid the conscription. I have informed General Samuel Jones of this fact, and requested him to give me timely notice of his sending them, as I will receive them on a steamer to be sent up the Savannah River for that purpose if there is a sufficient number to warrant me in so doing.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., September 1, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,

Commanding Northern District, Dept. of the South:

GENERAL: Having granted you a leave of absence for thirty days, in consequence of severe indisposition contracted in the line of your duties, I feel it incumbent upon me to express my sincere thanks to