War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0492 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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II. That portion of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers now on duty on the intrenchments on the Neck is hereby ordered to move to-day on receipt of this order to Saint Andrew's Depot and join the left wing, stationed there.

III. Five companies of the Twenty-first U. S. Colored Troops now stationed on James Island are hereby ordered to move, on receipt of this order, to Mount Pleasant and garrison that place.

IV. That portion of the Thirty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops now serving with Colonel Hallowell, commanding defenses of Charleston, is hereby ordered, with the remainder of the regiment, to report to Colonel James C. Beecher, in the city.

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By command of Brigadier General John P. Hatch:

E. HARRIS JEWETT,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 13, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Department of the South:

I have received dispatches from Augusta stating that there are a large number of colored refugees coming in daily and that there is positively no adequate means of feeding them. Also that, by abandoning their homes and plantations at this season, crops upon the same are endangered. I would ask what shall be done to meet the difficulty. Would the major-general commanding approve of having all refugees who come to Augusta required to return to their homes until some provision be made for them, or some policy with regard to them is worked out? You know that with our present means of transportation we cannot bring them here, nor can we feed them there. I would like to be informed by telegraph with regard to his views, as I wish to go up to Augusta to-night or to-morrow morning, to assist in getting things there in running order.

C. GROVER,

Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 13, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters Department of the South:

Is there any answer to my telegram about affairs at Augusta? I wish to go up to-night and wish the answer before I go, if possible.

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 13, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters Department of the South:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an official letter from the major-general commanding the department, requiring the