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iously on James Island. (Official War Records, Serial No. 46, p. 347.) The following night James Island was hastily evacuated, under orders, and they marched all night in a severe and prolonged thunder-storm, through swamps and over frail narrow bridges, among difficulties that can only be comprehended by those familiar with the peculiar topography of the Sea Islands, where every bayou, at low tide, becomes converted into a mere rivulet of water amid vast stretches of mud. They reached Cole's Island at 5 A. M.; they had scarcely any rations left and very little fresh water. In the evening they embarked on another steamer by means of a leaky long-boat holding but thirty,—so that they were all night in the embarkation. They reached Folly Island at 7 A. M., still without rations. Marching six miles, they waited for transportation across Light House Inlet, landing at Folly Island about 5 P. M., July 18, 1863. In this condition, the regiment being thus exhausted and still without foo