War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0466 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., May 10, 1865.

Bvt. Major General R. SAXTON,

Supt. Vol. Recruiting Service, Dept. of the South, Beaufort, S. C.:

GENERAL: In compliance with your request in letter of 9th instant I have the honor to submit the following list of colored regiments now serving in this department: Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, at Charleston, S. C. ; Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, at Charleston, S. C. ; Twenty-first U. S. Colored Troops, at Charleston, S. C. ; Thirty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops, at Charleston, S. C. ; One hundred and second U. S. Colored Troops, at Georgetown, S. C. ; Twenty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops, at Beaufort, S. C. ; Third U. S. Colored Troops, at Jacksonville, Fla. ; Thirty-fourth U. S. Colored Troops, at Jacksonville, Fla. ; Thirty-third U. S. Colored Troops, at Savannah, Ga. ; One hundred and third U. S. Colored Troops, at Savannah, Ga. ; Thirty-second U. S. Colored Troops, at Beaufort, S. C.

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

T. D. HODGES,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, May 10, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

Commanding Northern District, Department of the South:

GENERAL: The major general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 5th instant, and in reply to say that the One hundred and fifty-seventh New York Volunteers can be left at Georgetown for the present, and that you will please submit a plan of division organization for your district in two brigades.

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

T. D. HODGES,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 10, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding District and Post of Savannah, Savannah, Ga.:

GENERAL: General Orders, Numbers 29, dated April 30, 1865, from the headquarters U. S. forces, city of Savannah, establishing three free public schools for the education of white children in that city; appointing a board of education therefor, composed of residents of Savannah, with the mayor of that city, ex officio, as chairman; also appointing a superintendent of common schools, who, in conjunction with the board of education, is by such order directed to establish these free schools for white children, and providing that such superintendent shall receive an annual salary of $3,000 from the civil fund, is disapproved, and you are directed to revoke the same in general orders. Savannah is a captured city, occupied by national soldiers, and governed by the national military authority. The population of Savannah is equally