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two regiments and a battery constitute their force. They are sending away all the negroes, and refuse to pass any one either way. They have blockaded all the roads around Suffolk.

Very respectfully.

JOHN A. BAKER,

Colonel.

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND, June 25, 1863.

Captain S. S. LEE, C. S. Navy,

Commanding at Drewry`s Bluff:

CAPTAIN: General Elzey requests me to inclose the within copies of reports received by your hand in reference to a landing of the enemy opposite Brandon. The Dispatch from Lieutenant Woodley, the signal officer, proves to be false. He wishes prompt measures taken to dismiss him. Major Norris, chief signal corps, says he does not belong to the service. Do you know anything about him?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GARNETT ANDREWS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

DREWRY`S BLUFF, June 23, 1863.

Captain LEE, Richmond, Va.:

CAPTAIN: Enemy landed in force opposite Brandon, 40 miles below, Don`t know the force.

FRED`K CHATARD,

Captain, C. S. Navy.

BERMUDA HUNDREDS.

Off. A + C +

The message was received here, thus:

Off. Captain LEE:

All quiet above Fort Boykin. The enemy in force opposite (O) Hog Island. Federal pickets on Jamestown Island. No movements in fleet off Newport News.

A + C +:

The message was received here thus: The enemy opposite J instead of O.

BARNES,

Sergeant.

The following was the message handed Captain Lee:

Off. Captain LEE:

All quiet above Day`s Neck. The enemy in force opposite Brandon (Post J). Federal pickets on Jamestown Island. No movement in fleet off Newport News.

B + D +

HEADQUARTERS, Forge Bridge, June 25, 1863-10. 40 a. m.

Lieutenant GEORGE D. WISE,

Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: Immediately on the receipt of your communication last night, I sent Lieutenant Dorsett to ascertain the truth of the report of the