War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0188 OPERATIONS IN N. C. S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., January 31, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES B. FOX,

Commanding Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Vols., Fort Jackson:

COLONEL: I am directed by the Major-general commanding to state that a steamer will be sent for your entire command to-morrow. You will have your command in readiness to embark without delay. You are to proceed to Morris Island and will be required to participate at once in active operations.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 31, 1865.

Colonel C. H. VAN WYCK,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: You will break up camp and move within the intrenchments near General Sherman's headquarters this morning. The left regiment will rest near the road leading to Barnwell, the right regiment at a point designated this morning. You will picket the road leading toward Barnwell, the railroad, and the high ground near the right regiment. You will establish your headquarters at General Sherman's headquarters.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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

HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 31, 1865.

Major M. F. WEBSTER,

Commanding Battalion Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry:

MAJOR: You will establish your camp near the Pocotaligo railroad station.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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

HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 31, 1865.

Lieutenant E. H. TITUS:

LIEUTENANT: You will establish the camp of your battery at the intrenchments made by General Sherman's Army, between Colonel Hallowell's present headquarters, near Pocotaligo.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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