Major General Gillmore
Commanding Officer, U.S. Forces, Department of the South
provides Major General Henry W. Halleck
with further details on Olustee
Hilton Head, S.C., February 26, 1864
Maj. Gen. H.W. Halleck, General-in-Chief, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.:
GENERAL: I have news from Jacksonville up to the evening of the 24th. The enemy at that time was at Baldwin. General Seymour has been re-enforced and can take care of himself. From the Olustee fight the number of killed, severely wounded, and missing will reach as high as 700. There are several hundred slightly wounded. I have had no official returns yet, but will forward them when obtained.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Q. A. GILLMORE,
Copied from The Official Records of the War of Rebellion.
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