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OPERATIONS ON THE COASTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND MIDDLE AND EAST FLORIDA.

April 12, 1862-June 11, 1863.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*

April 13, 1862.-Major General David Hunter, U. S. Army, orders emancipation of slaves at Fort Pulaski and on Cockspur Island, Ga.

14, 1862.-Reconnaissance on Seabrook Island, Ga.

16, 1862.-Skirmish on Whitemarsh Island, S. C.

18, 1862.-Brigadier General Joseph Finegan, C. S. Army, assumes command of the Department of Middle and East Florida.

19, 1862.-Skirmish on Ediston Island, S. C.

Brigadier General Rufus Saxton, U. S. Army, assigned to special duty in the Department of the South.

29, 1862.-Engagements at Pineberry Battery, Willstown, and White Point, S. C.

May 9, 1862.-Major General David Hunter, U. S. Army, orders the emancipation of slaves in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and authorized the arming of all able-bodied negroes in those States.

13, 1862.- Adduction of the steamer Planter from Charleston, S. C.

20, 1862.-Bombardment of Cole's Island, S. C.

Affair on Crooked River, Fla.

21, 1862.-Affair near Battery Island, S. C.

22, 1862.-Expedition to John's Island, S. C.

25, 1862.-Affair between James and Dixon's Islands, S. C.

29, 1862.-Skirmish at Pocotaligo, S. C.

June 3, 1862.-Skirmish on James Island, S. C.

6, 1862.-Skirmish on Port Ferry, S. C.

7, 1862.-Skirmish on John's Island, S. C.

8, 1862.-Skirmish on James Island, S. C.

8-9, 1862.-Affairs on John's Island, S. C.

10, 1862.-Skirmish on James Island, S. C.

12, 1862.-Reconnaissance on Hutchinson's Island, S. C.

13, 1862.-Affair at White House, near Hilton Head, S. c.

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*Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this "Summary" no circumstantial reports are on file.

+For instructions to Saxton in reference to abandoned plantations, etc., and resulting correspondence, see Series III, Vol. II.

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