War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0698 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

Search Civil War Official Records

not certain that the steamer can reach her destination, as I do not know what depth of water can be carried up James River, but the arrangement is the best that I could make for want of suitable sea-going transports.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 41.

Charleston, S. C., March 5, 1865.

* * * * *

III. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 40, paragraph III, as assigns Colonel E. A. Carman to the command of theThird Brigade is hereby revoked. Colonel Carman will proceed to Savannah and await orders there to be assigned to duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

* * * * *

By command of Brigadier General John P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., March 5, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel S. L. WOODFORD,

Commanding Post of Charleston, S. C.:

COLONEL: I would suggest that two or three additional points be designated where the people can register their names and subscribe to the oath. I hear that the crowd is so large and the delay so great that many persons are obliged to spend time that they can hardly spare. I have also heard that it is proposed to get up a demonstration on Thursday next by the colored people. If it meet your approval it is very well, but the city being under martial law no assemblage should be allowed without your previous sanction. One thing more; I would suggest that an order prohibiting enlisted men being in the streets (except on duty) after retreat would at the present time assist in preventing the numerous robberies and irregularities. This need be only temporary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Cheraw, March 6, 1865.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Right Wing:

GENERAL: A copy of your order issued at Easterling's for to-morrow's movement inclosed to the general-in-chief has been received. *

---------------

*See Numbers 54, p. 699.

---------------