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, Fla., consisting of the First regiment of South-Carolina volunteers, Colonel T. W. Higginson commanding, and a portion of tile Second South-Carolina volunteers, unhn Adams, and consisted of the First regiment South-Carolina volunteers, Col. T. W. Higginson, and the Second regiment South-Carolina volunteers, Col. James Montgomerer of the gunboat Uncas, ranged alongside the wharf, at Jacksonville, and Colonel Higginson jumped ashore, followed by Captain Dolly's company — the men scrambling oation, while the main body of troops is encamped eight miles further out. Colonel Higginson immediately stationed pickets, and adopted precautions against surprise, a large force of the enemy in the woods, about two miles from the town. Col. Higginson's headquarters are at the residence of the rebel Col. Sanderson, a very elelieve the negro regiments at Jacksonville, and will hold that place while Colonel Higginson presses on further into the heart of the State. You have already been
al buildings, but injuring no one. On Wednesday a reconnoissance in force, commanded by Colonel Higginson, and consisting of five companies of the Eighth Maine, under Lieut.-Colonel Twitchell; four companies of the Sixth Connecticut, under Major Meeker; and a portion of Colonel Higginson's colored regiment, advanced along the railroad upward of four miles, driving in General Finnegan's picketished to leave with their personal effects. The steamer Convoy is under special charge of Colonel Higginson, of the First South-Carolina; it was loaded with Government property acquired by the troopding, and necessary articles for the comfort of the refugees, as they had time to get away. Col. Higginson comes on board and orders the upper deck to be cleared, claiming that he must have the room evils of the occasion, and I regret that unnecessary suffering should be thus inflicted, and Col. Higginson was the last person from whom I expected it. If Gen. Hunter had desired to do the State o