War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0314 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., February 5, 1865.

Brigadier General HENRY PRINCE,

Hilton Head, S. C.:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to state that you are expected to render all the assistance you can in the transportation of supplies to General Sherman's army. You are also directed to re-enforce General Hatch, or to aid him in anyway, should he require it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Folly Island, S. C., February 5, 1865.

Captain W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the South:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to transmit a telegram from headquarters Northern District, Department of the South, dated February 5, 2. 15 p.m., as follows:

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Morris Island, S. C., February 5, 1865.

Captain W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the South:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has taken place since my report of yesterday. Fatigue parties continue as before mentioned on Castle Pinckney and other of the enemy's works. It being very clear last evening the enemy's pickets on James Island could be more distinctly seen than usual, and showed almost double their former numbers. Cheering has been heard this morning along the rebel line on James Island. A blockade runner passed in safely last night. The steamer Cosmopolitan arrived this a.m. with the detachment of the Fifty-fourth New York Veteran Volunteers from General Hatch's command.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

A. SCHIMMELFENNING,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

This telegraphic letter I was ordered to send you.

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

E. A. KOZLAY,

Colonel Fifty-fourth New York Veteran Volunteers,

Commanding Post, Folly Island.

HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., February 5, 1865.

Captain W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that I to-day effected a crossing of the Salkehatchie at two points. The upper point where the railroad crosses was without opposition. At Combahee Ferry we met with some resistance, but succeeded in forcing the passage without loss on our side. One lieutenant of artillery was captured at the latter point. I shall cross in force at one of these points as soon as the bridges are built so that artillery can be got over. At present I have foot bridges at both points.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.