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[156] force. From Barber's on the 14th a detachment went to Callahan Station and destroyed the railroad and bridges there.

This Florida expedition was a subject of Congressional inquiry. Seymour's letters disclose a most remarkable change of views and purposes. Gillmore was for holding Jacksonville as a base, and Baldwin, Pilatka, and other secondary posts with small garrisons and earthworks. After a conference with Seymour on the 14th at Jacksonville, Gillmore departed for Hilton Head. In his report to Halleck he says,—

‘I considered it well understood at the time between General Seymour and myself that no advance would be made without further instructions from me until the defences were well advanced.’

Seymour, left in command, at once issued a number of orders for the governing of his territory. One of these honored the memory of the regiment's first commander in the following words:—

General orders no. 2.

headquarters District of Florida, Department of the South, Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 16, 1864.
The Camp of Instruction, established by direction from Department headquarters on the railroad eight miles from Jacksonville, will be known as Camp Shaw, in memory of the young and devoted patriot who fell in the assault of July 18, 1863, upon Fort Wagner, S. C., and whose name will constantly suggest to the troops of this camp all that is honorable and meritorious.

By order of

Brig.-Gen. T. Seymour.

R. M. Hall, 1st Lieut. 1st U. S. Art'y, Act. Ass't-Adj't-Gen'l.

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