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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 19, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters Department of the South:

SIR: General Wilson has occupied Milledgeville before the arrival of Washburn at Augusta, and had given to his command there the orders which General Washburn was to carry out. General Washburn's command is therefore at Augusta awaiting orders. What orders shall I give him?

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 19, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding District of Savannah:

GENERAL: Your telegram of this date, asking fresh instructions for General Washburn, is received. Until further orders the major-general commanding directs that General Washburn and his brigade remain at Augusta.

T. D. HODGES,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 19, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters Department of the South:

Can steamers clear from here direct to New York? Whenever steamers are allowed to clear in that manner shall I give passes for persons to go North, without referring them to your headquarters, which takes some time?

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 19, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding District of Savannah:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of this date, and in reply to say that Government transports can only clear for the North by orders from these headquarters; that private steamers are cleared by officers of the Treasury Department exclusively, and that you will continue until further orders to forward applications for passes to the North to these headquarters, with your recommendation indorsed thereon.

Respectfully,

T. D. HODGES,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.