War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0360 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., Apri. 30, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GORVER,

Savannah:

The major-general commanidng directs that you leave at Daufuskie Island two companies of the Ninth Connecticut Volunteers, numbering about 100 men, as ordered by letter yesterday, and that you send the balance of the regiment to Hilton Head to report to Brevet Brigadier-General Littlefield commanding District of Hilton Head. A copy of this dispatch has been furnished General Littlefield, who will send a boat for the regiment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. D. HODGES,

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

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Savannah, April 30, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters Department of the South:

SIR: I have, at 7. 30 p. m., received your telegram of to-day and will publish the necessary orders in the case. There are two officers and fifty enlisted men with that battalion who do not belong to it, that I would like to have returned if they can be spared. I sent them in order to make up the effective strength of the battalion to 300 men. Will write by next mail with regard to another point in this connection.

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

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

Brigadier General I. VODGES,

Commanding District of Florida, Department of the South:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 26th instant, reporting receipt of general order relating to suspension of hostilties, &c., upon which he has placed an indorsement, copied below. You were notified that he armistice above referred to was at an end in a communication from these headquarters dated April 28, 1865, delivered by Major B. W. Thompson, provost-marshal-general.

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

Negores are at all time, whether the a truce exists or not, and at all palces, whether within or beyond the lines, to be treated like white men, subject to such special instructions touching their education, support, and colonization as have been given by the War Department to Brevet Major-General Saxton.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. D. HODGES,

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