War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0710 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C. S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. NORHTERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., March 6, 1865.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE,

Commanding Deaprtemtn of the South:

GENEAL: Your instructions to put a steamer on as an express vessel to bring information from Georgetown have been recived. I have no stemer here suited for the purpose but the Anna Maria, and for her I have no coal. I have not yet been able to send the remainder of the One hundred and thirty- seventh New york and the additional regiment ordered to that point.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN P. HATCH,

Brigadier- General, Commanding.

HHDQRS. NORHERN DISTRICT, DPT. OF HE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., March 6, 1865.

Major- General GILLMORE,

Commanding Dpeartment of the SOuth:

GENEAL: Your instructions to have the interior passage opened to Hilton Head will be carried out as soon as possible. We are hampered here by want of coal or stemares suitable for the purpose that will burn wood.

Very respectfully, yor obedient servant,

JOHN P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

The quartermaster tells me hat the Coit will be detained until 4 p.m. to get the regiment ordered won on board. It will not occur again.

J. P. H.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORHERN DISTRICT, Numbers 12.

DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Charleston, S. C., March 6, 1865.

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III. No officer or soldie will be aloowed to enter any house within the limits of the district under pretense of searching of arms or property liable to confiscation without written authority from Captin Sturdevant, with the following exceptins:

First. Authority from the headquarters, signed by commanding general.

Second. Authority of the commanding officer of the post of Charleston, signed by himself.

Third. Commanders of columns movng through the country may designate, b written orders during the march, officers for this purpose. By command of Brigadier General JHohn P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

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