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SPECIAL ORDERS

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 138.

Hilton Head, S. C., May 29, 1865.

Under instructions from headquarters Armies of the United States, it is hereby announced that all the lands on the north end of Hilton Head Island bordering upon Port Royal Harbor, and now reserved for military purposes, willbe permanently occupied for such purposes until further orders from such headquarters. The erection of buldings by private individuals, or the enlargement of those already erected upon the lands referred to, is strictly prohibited from this date.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HILTON HEAD, May 29, 1865.

Major-General GROVER:

I telegraphed you two days ago for information concerning the railroad between Doctor Town and Thomasville, but have received no reply. You will take steps to occupy the principal points on that road, making a depot at Doctor Town or Darien for that comman and the forces on the Altamaha.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANAH,

Savannah, Ga., May 29, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters Department of the South:

SIR: The general's telegram is received. The report to which he refers wassent by mail to-day as soon as it could be procured.

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 29, 1865.

Brigadier General I. VOGDES,

Commanding District of Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.:

GENERAL: You will make arrangements to occupy as speedily as possible all the important points in the central and eastern portions of Florida, so as to secure quiet and good order. One company at each place will be sufficient. You will select officers for the duty whose good judgment, sense of justice, and resolution fit them for detached commands. Lawlessness must be suppressed, industry encouraged, and confidence in the beneficence of the Government established. I shall expect you to act promptly, justly, and with energy. Please make immediate report of your action taken here under, and keep me constantly advised as to affairs within your district.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.