U. S. FORCES,
Island, S. C., August 19, 1863.
The regiments named below, viz:
New Hampshire Volunteers, Capt. J. F. Randlett commanding; Eighty-flfth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lieut. Col. H. A. Purviance
commanding; One hundredth New York Volunteers, Col. G. B. Dandy commanding, are hereby detailed for special duty as the advance
guard of the trenches, and will be subject for detail for no other duty until further orders. These regiments will relieve
each other daily in the order in which they are named, the Third New Hampshire Volunteers commencing
its tour of duty this day.
order of Brig. Gen. A. H. Terry:
TERRY, Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
SOURCE: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union
and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 28 (Part II); page 48.