War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0546 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 20, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROWER,

Commanding District of Savannah, Department of the South:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding approves your application by telegraph of this date asking to send goods in small quantities to Augusta, where those wishing to carry them provide their own transportation.

Respectfully,

T. D. HODGES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 20, 1865.

Brigadier General I. VOGDES,

Commanding District of Florida:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you arrest immediately David L. Yulee, of Florida, and hold him in Jacksonville subject to his orders.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GARTH W. JAMES,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

TALLAHASSEE, May 20, 1865.

Brigadier-General VOGDES,

Jacksonville:

The election of governor, &c., and meeting of the legislature had already been stopped before your dispatch was received. I will send a copy of your dispatch to General Wilson by courier (there is no telegraph), although he had already transmitted to me copies of orders from the Secretary of War directed to him on the same subject. General Jones and staff will leave here to-morrow morning for Baldwin. Pease have transportation for them ready at that point for Jacksonville.

E. M. McCOOK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Camp near Alexandria, Va., May 21, 1865.

General S. VAN VLIET,

New York:

DEAR VAN: I have received several kind letters from you of late which I could not answer, as I was in motion. I am now getting ready for the review of Wednesday, after which I am to go before the war investigating committee, when, for the first time, I will be at liberty to tell my story in public. Don't be impatient, for you will be amazed when the truth is narrated-how base Stanton and Halleck have acted toward me. They thought they had me down, and when I was far away on public business under their own orders, they sought the opportunity to ruin me by means of the excitement naturally arising from the assassination of the President, who stood in the way of the fulfillment