War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0333 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April27, 1865.

Brigadier General E. E. POTTER, U. S. Volunteers:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to furnish you with the following instructions for the disposition of the force under your command: Your entire command will be taken to Charleston, S. C., except a small garrison to hold Georgetown. Send the cavalry dismounted to Hilton Head and mount infantry in their stead. All captured animals will be sent to Hilton Head except what are required to mount the infantry. The command will be prepared for another raid. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS 102nd U. S. COLORED TROOPS,

Georgetown, S. C., April 27, 1865.

Lieutenant PERRY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor herewith to transmit a true copy of an order received from Brigadier-General Potter, commanding Provisional Division, while on the late expedition.

I am, lieutenant, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CHIPMAN,

Colonel 102nd U. S. Colored Troops.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL DIVISION,

In the Field, Singleton's Plantation, April 15, 1865.

Colonel CHIPMAN,

Commanding 102nd U. S. Colored Troops:

Brigadier-General Potter, commanding division, directs that you at once take measures to join this command. You will proceed from Nelson's Ferry with your force up the Santee road, and join the column at Statesburg or beyond. All possible expedition will be used.

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. J. BALDWIN,

First Lieutenant, 157th New York Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 27, 1865.

Brigadier General I. VODGES,

Commanding District of Florida:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of the report of your arrival at headquarters District of Florida, and to state that it is not probable that a cavalry force will be sent you. You are authorized to mount a company or two of infantry on captured horses if you can get them.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. D. HODGES,

Captain, Thirty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General