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Page 1134 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

No casualties occurred in the skirmishes in which I was engaged, owing to the works we occupied and the long range at which we were engaged. I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. L. CHURCH, Captain, Commanding. Captain ELLIOTT, Assistant Adjutant-General. No. 306. Report of Cot. John N. Whitford, Sixty-seventh North Carolina Infantry, commanding brigade, of operations April 57. HEADQUARTERS WHITFORDS BRIGADE, In the Field, April 9, 1865. COLONEL: I have the honor to respectfully report that on the 5th instant Lieutenant Marshall, Company F, Sixty-seventh North Caro- lina Regiment, burned the steamer Mystic, near Maple Cypress. On the same day Captain Tolson, Company A, Sixty-seventh Regiment, destroyed a transport loaded with commissary stores near Cowpen Landing, and on the 7th instant four privates of Company A, Sixty- seventh Regiment, viz, George Hill, Turner May, William Salter, and R. Brewer, captured and destroyed (burned) 1 side-wheel steamer, the Minquas, and 2 barges, all loaded with quartermasters and commis- sary stores. Very little was saved from the boats. On the 5th instant Capt. Joseph M. White, Company E, Sixty-sev- enth Regiment, captured 15 negroes and 2 Yankees at Biddles Ferry engaged in trying to raise a sunken craft. The reason I have not forwarded to you a report of my command is because the companies and regiments are scattered so far apart that it is impossible to get a report from them. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. N. WHITFORD, Colonel, Commanding. Col. J. B. SALE, Asst. Adjt. Gen., Raleigh, N. C. No. 307. Report of Capt. John A. Simon, C. S. Army, of operations January 15. TORPEDO BUREAU, Richmond, Va., January 26, 1865. fion. JAMES A. SEDDON, Secretary of War: SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith the official report of Capt. John A.~ Simon, in charge of Torpedo Service in the harbor of Charles- ton, S. C., setting forth the facts of the late destruction of a monitor (turreted) which the enemy had been using as a picket-boat in that locality. G. J. RAINS, Brigadier- General, Superintendent. [Indor8ement.] JANUARY 26, 1865. - It is gratifying to have this additional evidence of the value of the Torpedo Service, and of the retribution which, through its agency, may be inflicted on the vessels of the enemy. J. A. SEDDON, Secretary.

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