War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0262 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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NEW BERNE, N. C., April 20, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

I have official information that all the rebel works on the Roanoke are bandoned and destroyed. The ram and all the other vessels were destroyed at Edwards Ferry.

I. N. PALMER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS CITY OF CHARLESTON,

Charleston, S. C., April 20, 1865.

Messrs. WILLIAM AIKEN and JAMES S. GIBBES:

GENTLEMEN: I have received your letter requesting the use of Hibernian Hall in behalf of the citizens of Charleston, to express their sentiments upon the awful event that has deprived the American people of their Chief Magistrate. I need not tell you how welcome such citizens are at such a time to that or any other spot within my command, where we can pour forth our common sorrow for a loss that leaves us all so stunned and helpless. The calumnies of a past antaginism have identified the citizen of Charleston with undying hatred of the Union of our fathers. When such a community ask for a place to mourn the loss of Abraham Lincoln, does deprived us of a warm heart and the wise brain that was so rapidly molding us back to unity and fellowship?

I have the honor to be, gentlemen, very respectfully, yours,

WM. GURNEY,

Colonel 127th New York Volunteers, Commanding Post.

HILTON HEAD, April 20, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GROVER,

Commanding District of Savannah:

Major-General Gillmore directs that you immediately forward to him the copy of proceedings of a Union convention held on February 3, 1865, at Blackshear, Pierce Couty, Ga., handed you by Mr. Tinker about four weeks ago.

STEWART L. WOODFORD,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., April 20, 1865.

CHIEF OF STAFF HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH:

I have the proceedings of the Union convention which you called for ready to send you by the next boat. As convention which you called for requires them to be sent immeditely, I wish to ask if you desire them to be sent by a special boat to-night?

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HILTON HEAD, April 20, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GROVER:

Send proceedings of the Georgia Union convention by the first regular boat. There is no need of a special boat.

STEWART L. WOODFORD,

Colonel and Chief of Staff, Department of the South.