War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0534 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., February 22, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

Commanding Coast Division, Department of the South:

GENERAL: I am most anxious that you should reach here, so that I can put Colonel Van Wyck's brigade under the control of General Schimmelfenning. The One hundred and fifty-seventh New York Regiment, if not a part of Van Wyck's brigade, must be sent with it. If the reports from Georgetown by confirmed, a very small force will suffice for that diversion, and General Schimmelfenning will make it. I shall want the balance of your command very soon for operations elsewhere, and want them in good condition.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., February 22, 1865.

Memorandum for Brigadier General A. Schimmelfenning:

First. Communication should be opened with General Hatch. Seceon. Colonel Van Wyck's brigade should be placed on the Northeastern Railroad without delay. Third. Colonel Brown's regiment (One hundred and fifty-seventh New York Volunteers) to make a diversion to Georgetown; batteries at that place to be dismantled. Fourth. If practicable, Colonel Brown's force should then be sent up the Santee to the railroad bridge, to join General Potter; ascertain the practicability from the navy. Fifth. Rations arriving from Hilton Head need not be unloaded.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., February 22, 1865.

Brigadier General A. SCHIMMELFENNIG,

Commanding Northern District, Department of the South:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to state that Admiral Dahlgren will furnish the necessary co-operation for the Georgetown expedition, and you are therefore requested to communicate with him. The expedition must get off as soon as possible. If you desire any action upon any matters of especial importance, please send word to the major-general commanding, on board steamer Diamond, any time this evening. The major-gneeral commanding directs that your provost-marshal be ordered to allow no citizen to land here without a pass from proper authority.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.