War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0848 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Morris Island, December 31, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel A. G. BENNETT,

Commanding Post, Morris Island, S. C.:

COLONEL: The brigadier-General commanding directs that hereafter the command of the a northern point of this island will be designated otherwise than as the Northern District Morris Island, this term being liable to mislead when used in an breviated form. It will be hereafter known as the command of Forts Strong, Putnam, and the Batteries at Cummings' Point, which can be abbreviated, "Forts Strong, Putnam, &c.," if so desired.

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

J. W. DICKINSON,

Captain, 21st U. S. Colored Troops and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

Abstract from returns of the Union forces at Savannah, GA., Major General William T. Sherman, commanding, for December 31, 1864.

Present for duty.

Command. Officer Men. Aggrega Aggrega Pieces

s. te te of

present present field

. and artill

absent. ery.

Army of the

Tennessee:

Fifteenth Army 729 14. 839 18. 038 28. 18

Corps (Osterhaus). 145

Seventeenth Army 437 11. 803 13. 681 24. 14

Corps (Blair). 219

Total Right Wing 1. 166 26. 642 31. 719 52. 32

(Howard). 364

Army of Georgia:

General 7 . . . 7 7 . . .

headquarters.

Fourteenth Army 598 13. 722 15. 917 27. 16

Corps (Davis). 757

Twentieth Army 654 13. 464 16. 184 28. 16

Corps (Williams). 788

Total Left Wing 1. 159 27. 186 32. 108 56. 32

(Slocum). 552

Cavalry 231 4. 649 5. 800 9. 6

(Kilpatrick). 868

Grant total. 2. 656 58. 477 69. 627 118. 70

784

Organization of the Union Forces at Savannah, GA., commanded by Major General William T. Sherman, December 31, 1864.

HEADQUARTERS GUARD.

7th Company Ohio Sharpshooters, Lieutenant James Cox.

ENGINEERS.

1st Missouri (five companies), Lieutenant Colonel William Tweeddale.

RIGHT WING.

Major General OLIVER O. HOWARD.

ESCORT.

15th Illinois Cavalry, Company K, Lieutenant John A. McQueen.

4th Company Ohio Cavalry, Captain John L. King.