War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0358 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Carolina in March last. The remainder of the Fifty-fourth New York Volunteers is still in this department. These regiments having served here for a long time, and additional troops being needed here for garrison duty, I respectfully requst that they may be ordered to report to me for duty.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Hilton Head, S. C., April 30, 1865.

Captain W. REYNOLDS, U. S. Navy,

Commanding U. S. Naval Forces, Port Royal Harbor, S. C.:

CAPTAIN: Major-General Sherman has arrived and wishes to send a boat up to Augusta immediately. I know of no boat except the Amazon, which is held by the navy as a prize, which can go up. Will you permit her to go up in charge of a naval officers and crew? If so, please send answer by Lieutenant Talcott, who bears this, how soon she can be at the Hilton Head dock. I have the pleasure of informing you that General Johnston has surrendered all the rebel forces east of the Chattahoochee to General Sherman, upon the same terms at did General Lee and his army.

Very respectfully, &c.,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, No. 52.

Hilton Head, S. C., April 30, 1865.

I. The following order is hereby republished for the information and guidance of this command: *

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Hilton Head, S. C., April 30, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

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

GENERARL: I inclose a letter to Brigadier-General Potter, which the major-general commanding wishes you to deliver, and directs that you be guided by its instructions so far as they yourself and your command. The One hundred and second U. S. Colored Troops, heretofore ordered to the railroad bridge at the Santee, will go with General Potter's column to Orangeburg. You will guard the railroad as far as and including Summerville. I inclose an official copy of General

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*See Special Field Orders, No. 65, headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, p. 322.

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