Correspondence from Major-General D. Hunter (HQ Dept. of the South) to Col. James Montgomery
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH
Hilton Head, Port Royal, S.C., June 10, 1863.
Col. JAMES MONTGOMERY,
Commanding Raids, Georgia and Florida.
COLONEL: Every rebel man you may capture, citizen or soldier, you will send in irons to this place to be kept as hostages for the proper treatment of any of your men who may accidentally fall into the hands of the enemy.
Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,