Sunday, January 22, 1865

Hilton Head, South Carolina

I wrote to Howard at Beaufort: My staff and horses on the steamer Coit will be up in an hour. Let some officer look out for their comfort, as I want the boat to return to Savannah early to-morrow to bring another load. I have ordered the balance of John E. Smith’s division and Logan’s headquarters to come to you by water. Corse will come by Sister’s Ferry. I will be up tomorrow.

I ordered all mules whose wagons had come to Beaufort to be sent; also the remaining wagons and mules of John E. Smith’s. I had a long talk with Logan and arranged for three complete divisions of his corps to come to Pocotaligo, leaving only Corse to come by Sister’s Ferry. The present storms will delay us much. I wanted the boat, Coit, to discharge, so as not to lose tomorrow’s tide, but as the rain will delay us there is no need of such hurry.

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