War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0078 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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L. Woodford, One hundred and twenty-seventh New York Volunteers, will act for Lieutenant-Colonel Strong until the arrival of that officer from North Carolina.

By command of Major General J. G. Foster:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 6.

Hilton Head, S. C., January 17, 1865.

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II. Captain James R. Gilmore, assistant quartermaster, having reported to these headquarters in accordance with instructions from the War Department, is hereby announced as superintendent of military telegraphs in this department, and will be respected accordingly.

By command of Major General J. G. Foster:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. COAST DIV., DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 35.

Deveaux's Neck, S. C., January 17, 1865.

The Thirty-second U. S. Colored Troops are hereby relieved from duty with this division, and will proceed as soon as transportation can be furnished to Beaufort, S. C., and there report to Brevet Major-General Saxton for duty.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., January 17, 1865.

GENERAL: Now that Fort Fisher is captured and General Sherman moving, I think it a good time to get together all of your available men and advance into the country on a sort of Union march, as far as you judge safe and prudent or desirable. Select your point of attack and route. Stimulate the Union sentiment in the manner of General Sherman at Savannah. The news is glorious.

Truly, yours,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

New Berne, N. C., January 17, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Savannah, Ga.:

GENERAL: I have just received a letter from Brigadier General E. D. Townsend, assistant adjutant-general, written on the 16th instant, from on board the steamer S. R. Spaulding, and inclosing to me the