War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0552 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 130.

Hilton Head, S. C., May 21, 1865.

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II. Colonel Greene, commanding Sixth Regiment U. S. Infantry, is hereby ordered to proceed with his command to Savannah, Ga., reporting there to Bvt. Major General C. Grover. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

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 21, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

Commanding Northern District, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to inform you that he has been directed by the War Department to see that all useful papers left in the city of Charleston by the rebels are taken charge of with the view of preserving such as may be of public interest. A copy of a letter upon this subject, dated March 6, 1865, was inclosed and a copy of the same is herewith forwarded. The major-general commanding directs that you give the matter particular attention as soon as possible, and report your action in writing to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 21, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

Commanding Northern Dist., Dept. of the South, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: Your note (without date) delivered by your staff officer this morning, in regard to issue of rice to the destitute people, within your command, has received attention. Your action in prohibiting the exportation of rice is approved. The chief commissary of the department has been directed to purchase rice for future issues.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HILTON HEAD, S. C., May 21, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER:

The major-general commanding directs that you report as soon as possible by whom, when, and where the specie lately captured at or near Augusta was taken, giving the amount and present place of deposit and, if possible, the name of the party from whom it was taken. You will make your report, specifying all the details, so that the major-general commanding can understand the whole matter thoroughly.

W. L. M. BURGER,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.