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SPECIAL ORDERES,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 64.

Washington, February 9, 1865.

28. Bvt. Brigadier General Milton S. Littlefield, colonel Twenty-first U. S. Colored Troops, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of the South and will report in person, without delay, to Major-General Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, for duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, No. 15.

Hilton Head, S. C., February 9, 1865.

Having been granted leave of absence, on account of disability from wounds, I hereby transfer the command of this department during my absence to Major General Q. A. Gillmore, U. S. Volunteers, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, No. 16.

Hilton Head, S. C., February 9, 1865.

In compliance with orders from the Secretary of War, dated at Washington, D. C., January 30, 1865, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Department of the South.

All existing orderse and regulations will remain in force until otherwise ordered.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General of Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, No. 17.

Hilton Head, S. C., February 9, 1865.

The following-named officers are herby announced on the staff of the major-general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly:

Captain W. L. M. Bruger, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain Thorndike D. Hodges, Thirty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops, acting assistant adjutant-general.

Colonel C. L. Kilburn, assistant commissary-general of subsistence, U. S. Army, chief commissary.

Major C. W. Thomas, U. S. Volunteers, chief quarteramster.

Major J. C. Gray, Jr., U. S. Volunteers, judge-advocate.

Surg. M. Clymer, U. S. Volunteers, medical director.

Major A. V. Elliott, additional paymaster, U. S. Army, chief paymaster.

Bvt. Major George E. Gouraud, aide-de-camp, acting assistant inspector-general.

Captain Charles R. Suter, U. S. Engineer Corps, chief engineer.

First Lieutenant Isaac Arnold, Jr., U. S. Army, chief of ordnance.

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