War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0675 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., March 3, 1865-3 p. m.

(Received 8. 10 p. m. 7th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, &c., Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: For reasons that will be communicated by letter, I shall send but one brigade of white troops north at present, in compliance with your order of the 19th of February.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

March 3, 1865.

General MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C.:

We want coal for steamers. Were it not for a couple of transient steamers now here I would not be able to carry out the orders which I have received for moving troops. Can't something be done for us?

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 39.

Charleston, S. C., March 3, 1865.

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IX. The steamer Savannah, as soon as shel shall have taken on rations and ordnance stores and a guard, will proceed to Bonneau's Ferry, on the East Branch of Cooper River, and ferry at that point across the river the Fifty-fourth New York and Twenty-first U. S. Colored Troops. The commanders of the troops will then endeavor to communicate with Brigadier-General Potter and supply his command with rations and act under his orders. If the steamer can go up the river as far as Huger's Bridge it will do so for the purpose of communicating as far as Huger's Bridge it will do so for the purpose of communicating with General Potter. The commander of the steamer will be held responsible that this order is obeyed.

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By command of Brigadier General John P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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

NOTE. -If the Fifty-fourth New York Veteran Volunteers and Twenty first U. S. Colored Troops should not be at the place indicated the steamer will await their arrival.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Cheraw, S. C., March 4, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: Inclosed please find a copy of my order of march. I do not expect to get everything across and the bridge taken up till Mon-