. Ed. W. Smith, A. A. G. Israel Sealy, Captain 47th, N. Y. volunteers, acting Ass't Adj't Gen'l.
From Port Royal — Contrabands must work.
The New South, a Yankee paper published at Port Royal, gives a list of the deaths which have occurred in the hospitals at Beaufort and Port Royal from July 1st. It occupies nearly a column of the New York Times, and a great majority are from typhoid fever.
Thirty- two died from wounds.
The dead hailed chiefly from New York, Ohio, Maine, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Among the list is the name of S. Pete, civilian and refugee, who died on July 4th, of chronic diarrhoea.
The employees in the Quartermaster's department, who are chiefly negroes, have, it appears, threatened to strike for higher wages, and been in other ways mutinous, a state of things which has called forth the following "circular:"
To the Employees of the Quartermaster's Department:
There must not be the least holding back or want of interest, or willingnes
h hourly plays back and forth.
In addition to the steamer, a dozen or more row-boats are always on one or the other shore, so there is never a lack of transportation.
A flag of truce was sent to Fort Wagner yesterday, but no reply has been received up to the time of mailing this letter.
In Gen. Gillmore's marquee are three elegant flags which have been captured on this island.
Two belonged to the 21st South Carolina, one of the old and the other the new style.
The old one has "Pocotaligo" inscribed on it, and was captured by private Poper Counslow, company D, 6th Connecticut, on the 10th ult., after shooting the rebel color-bearer.
Military news to be Suppressed — a Stringent order.
The following order has been issued by Gen. Gillmore relative to the press:
Department of the South, Headq'rs in the Field, Morris Island, S. C., Aug. 7, 1863.
General Orders, no. 66.
I. The practice of giving information, to their friends or to the public press on