DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,
Head, Port Royal, S. C., July 4, 1863
Brig. Gen. George C. Strong, with that portion of his command consisting of the Forty-eighth New York, Third
New Hampshire, Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania, Ninth Maine, Independent Battalion New York Volunteers, and Brayton’s
Battery, will immediately proceed to Folly Island. On his arrival there he will consult with General Yogdes as to the best
locality for his encampment, keeping in view to have his men screened from the view of the enemy.
The following temporary disposition will be made of the troops on Folly and adjacent islands after the arrival of General
Strong’s Brigade: The Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania, Thirty-ninth Illinois, Sixty-second Ohio, Sixty-seventh Ohio, One hundredth
New York, Fourth New Hampshire, Independent Battalion New York Volunteers [Enfans Perdus], and the detachments of Third New
York Artillery, Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, and First Massachusetts Cavalry will constitute a brigade under General
Vogdes. The battalion of Seventh Connecticut, Third New Hampshire, Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania,
Ninth Maine, Forty-eighth New York, Sixth Connecticut, and Brayton’s Battery will constitute a brigade under General
Strong. V. Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour is hereby assigned to the command of all the troops on Folly and the adjacent islands.
order of Brig. Gen. Q. A. Gillmore:
W. SMITH, Major,
SOURCE: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union
and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 28 (Part II); pages 13-14.