War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0468 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HILTON HEAD, May 10, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER, Commanding District:

Your dispatch of this date, stating that the steam-boat Governor Troup has been sent by you to the Altamaha, has been received. The major-general commanding directs me to say in reply that after you had received his telegram about the Troup you should have reported to him and asked direct instructions before making a different disposition of that boat. At the Troup has been sent to the Altamaha she will remain there until further orders.

T. D. HODGES,

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

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 10, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Department of the South:

I have received yours with regard to the Troup. Lieutenant Woodruff saw me after the receipt of General Gillmore's dispatch and said it was specially agreed between himself and the general that the Troup should go up the Altamaha. Also, that it would greatly facilitate his operations for him to do so. It was in consequence of the express statement as above that the Troup was allowed to go up the Altamaha.

C. GROVER,

Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

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

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding Dist. of Savannah, Dept. of the South, Savannah, Ga.:

GENERAL: The United States armed transport Savannah has been ordered to report to you for duty on the Savannah River, keeping open communication with Augusta. The major-general commanding directs that you place on board of her such detail of troops as you judge necessary for her safety and efficiency and the working of her guns.

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 DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 10, 1865.

General GILLMORE:

Yours received at 10 p. m. Necessary orders will be given to-night with regard to the movement. I think I can have Molineux's brigade at Augusta by the evening of the 16th. Is it of great importance that it should reach Augusta on the evening of the 16th? If not, and we could be allowed till the evening of the 17th to get the brigade there, it might save forced marches.

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

[MAY 11, 1865. --For General Orders, Numbers 90, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, relating to the punishment of guerrillas, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, p. 1134.]