May 21, 1864-7.30 a. m.
I wish to move my command across the river to Bermuda to-day. Can you furnish transportation? If so, send it over at once.
MAY 21, 1864. (Received 9 a. m.)
Will send transportation for your command immediately. Unfortunately, I am using the ferry-boats to transport pontoon-boats and cannot transport your cavalry as rapidly as I could wish.
C. E. FULLER,
FLAG-SHIP AGGAWAM, Aiken's Landing, May 21, 1864-4.30 p. m. (Via Fort Monroe, 11.30 a. m. 24th. Received 12.15 p.m.)
Honorable GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Navy:
No change in the situation. No news from Richmond. The statement by the special correspondent of the Tribune, professedly written from General Butler's headquarters, that General Butler sent his aide, Major Ludlow, to ask me to co-operatte in the attack on Fort Darling, is entirely untrue. General Bulter never gave me any notice of his intended movement against Fort Darling, and never asked me for any co-operation against Fort Darling. To-day General Butler gave me to understand that his attack on Fort Darling was a feint.
S. P. LEE,
NORFOLK, May 21, 1864.
I have ordered Kautz's dismounted men and District of Columbia Cavalry to embark as fast as transportation is furnished. They will go immediately; the guns from Ringgold have been sent.
GEO. F. SHEPLEY,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA, New Berne, N. C., May 21, 1864.
Colonel P. J. CLASSEN,
(Through General Harland):
COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to say that he wishes all of the One hundred and fifty-eighth New York Volunteers concentrated immediately at the railroad landing at your camp,