War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0326 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Morris Island, S. C., February 6, 1865.

Captain W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the South:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor respectfully to suggest that a small number of marine boat howitzers (Dahlgren) would be exceedingly valuable in this command. If this meets with the approval of the major-general commanding, and the howitzers can be obtained from the navy depot at Hilton Head, I would request that they be sent up here with the requisite supply of ammunition (shell and canister) as soon as possible.

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

A. SCHIMMELFENNING,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Morris Island, February 6, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel A. G. BENNETT,

Commanding, Morris Island, S. C.:

COLONEL: The section of Third New York Artillery will be held in readiness after dusk to-morrow evening at the dock for transportation across the inlet to Folly Island, S. C. They will take with them one wagon, three days' rations, and forage. They will proceed to the site of the former headquarters of General Gillmore, where they will camp and await further orders, taking the precaution to choose a spot where they cannot be perceived by the enemy's lookout on James Island. Lieutenant Quinn, commanding Fort Shaw, will designate a sergeant to be sent at an early hour to-morrow morning to Folly Island, where the indicated locality will be pointed out to him.

By order of Brigadier-General Schimmelfenning:

J. W. DICKINSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Morris Island, S. C., February 6, 1865.

Colonel KOZLAY,

Commanding Post, Folly Island, S. C.:

COLONEL: You will comply with your orders relative to the landing of the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts as soon as practicable. Should Colonel Fox refuse to obey you you will immediately place him under arrest and give the command of the regiment to another officer.

By order of Brigadier-General Schimmelfenning:

J. W. DICKINSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ANNAPOLIS, MD., February 6, 1865--10. 30 a.m.

(Received 12. 30 p.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Steamer New York getting under way with 1,500 men. There are 600 on steamer Ariel. All of Meagher's battalions have arrived,