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Headquarters, Department of the South
Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 23, 1865
Lieut. Col. James F. Hall, 1st N.Y. Vol. Engineers, having been, on account of receiving leave of absence, temporarily relieved as Provost Marshal General of this Department, in General OrdersNo. 11, current series, from these Headquarters, and having since been promoted to be Colonel of his Regiment, now serving in the Department of Virginia, will turn over all records and property pertaining to the office of Provost Marshal General, which he may have in his possession, to his successor. Lieut. Col. Stewart L. Woodford, 127th N.Y. Vols., and proceed to the Headquarters of his Regiment.
By Command Of Major General Q.A. Gillmore,
Assistant Adjutant General
Capt. 35th U.S.C.T.
Act. Asst. Adjt. Gen'l
Edge staining and light wear. Uncommon.
Thorndike D. Hodges, who signed this document, served in the 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and the 35th U.S. Colored Infantry, 1862-66.