as a lack of fresh vegetables.
Early in October, however, Mr. Reuben Tomlinson brought a large supply for the Fifty-fourth,—a present from the contrabands about Beaufort; and similar welcome gifts followed from the same source from time to time.
Tobacco, dried apples, lime-juice, writing-paper, brushes, etc., were purchased withy-fourth was a visitor in camp about this time, in the person of Albert G. Browne, Esq., the special agent of the Treasury Department, whose headquarters were at Beaufort.
His son, Col. Albert G. Browne, Jr., was the military secretary of Governor Andrew, and also one of the regiment's early and tried friends.
There had been sunder date of December 13.
In his report he says,—
I deem it proper to say here, that among the many regiments that I saw at Hilton Head, St. Helena Island, Beaufort, Folly, and Morris Island, white and colored, there are none, to my inexperienced eye, that equalled the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth, unless it was the Fortiet