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headquarters Department of the South, Port Royal, S. C., March 31, 1862
General orders, No. 2.

In relieving Brigadier-General T. W. Sherman, from duty in this department, pursuant to orders of the War Department, dated “A. G. O., Washington, March fifteen, 1862,” the Major-General commanding desires to express to Brigadier-General Sherman his full appreciation of the amount and importance of the services rendered by the expedition under General Sherman's command; and his thanks for the full, reliable and valuable information as to the condition of the troops, defences, etc., in this portion of the Department of the South, which General Sherman has furnished.

By command of

Major-General D. Hunter. Charles G. Halpine, Assistant Adjutant-General.

headquarters Department of the South, Port Royal, S. C., April 3, 1862.
General orders, No. 3.

The following-named officers are hereby announced as additional members of the staff of the Major-General commanding Department of the South, and will report accordingly:

Surgeon George E. Cooper, (Medical Department, United States Army,) Medical Director.

Captain Louis H. Pelouze, (Fifteenth infantry, United States Army,) Acting Inspector-General.

First Lieutenant Francis J. Shunk, (Ordnance Department, United States Army,) Chief of Ordnance.

First Lieutenant James H. Wilson, (United States Topographical Engineers,) Chief Topographical Engineer.

First Lieutenant E. J. Keenan, (Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers,) Chief Signal Officer.

By command of

Major-General D. Hunter. Charles G. Halpine, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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