War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0792 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., March 11, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN:

There are about 7,000 men here belonging to your army that I wish to forward to North Carolina as soon as possible, but I am not able to commence yet for the reasons that my transports are all engaged moving a part of my own command to Wilmington, by order of Lieutenant-General Grant, and I am greatly in want of coal for the streamers thus engaged. I have thus far been able to keep going by borrowing from the navy, but don't expect to get much more from that source. The first steamer that goes from this place to New York or Fort Monroe will carry an application for some transports for this purpose. I have requested General Schofield to send both steamers and coal if he can do so. I expect to send from my own command over 4,000 of my best white troops.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 35.

Hilton Head, S. C., March 11, 1865.

First Lieutenant E. N. K. Talcott, First Regiment New York Volunteer Engineers, is hereby announced as aide-de-camp on the staff of the major-general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., March 11, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

Commanding Northern District, Dept. of the South, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct that you put all the troops you can of the brigade ordered to Savannah, on board the steamer W. W. Coit, and that you continue to send said troops by every opportunity untill the entire brigade has been sent.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., March 11, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General A. S. HARTWELL:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you encamp your command at the intrenchments on the Neck, relieving the Fifty-fourth New Yrok Volunteers now there. Pickets will be kept to the front a sufficient distance to prevent a surprise. Guards will be posted in such a manner as to prevent persons leaving our lines without passed issued by the authority of the district commander. Contrabands and refugees will be admitted within the line. Persons desiring to