War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0340 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., February 7, 1865.

Colonel W. W. MARPLE,

Thirty-fourth U. S. Colored Troops:

COLONEL: By direction of the brigadier-general commanding, you will move to-night, leaving two companies in your present camp. At daybreak to-morrow morning you will relieve the Twenty-fifth Ohio, which has other orders. you will keep your pickets well advanced, and if the enemy evacuate the forts in your font you will occupy them immediately, putting their present rear in condition of defense. You will communicate to these headquarters at least three times in each twenty-four hours. The four mounted orderlies will be distributed, two at your headquarters and two at Garden's Corners, for use of telegraph.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Morris Island, S. C., February 7, 1865.

Colonel A. S. HARTWELL,

Commanding Brigade U. S. Forces:

COLONEL: In accordance with verbal instructions received from the major-general commanding the department, your brigade will be subject to the orders of the commanding officer of this district during the contemplated movement now on foot.

By order of Brigadier-General Schimmelfennig:

J. W. DICKINSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Morris Island, S. C., February 7, 1865.

Colonel A. S. HARTWELL,

Commanding Brigade U. S. Forces, Folly Island, S. C.:

COLONEL: The detachment of engineers at this post has been ordered to report to you this evening after dark. They will be attached to your command for the purpose of constructing the bridge on the right of Cole's Island.

By order of Brigadier-General Schimmelfennig:

J. W. DICKINSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Tallahassee, February 7, 1865.

Brigadier General E. P. SCAMMON, or

OFFICER COMMANDING U. S. FORCES,

Jacksonville, Fla.:

GENERAL: I am informed that on the 1st instant Lieutenant Colonel A. H. McCormick of the C. S. service, went to your lines near Jacksonville, under flag of truce, and met an officer of the U. S. service also under