War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0037 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BERMUDA, June 14, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The gun-boat Eutaw is shelling rebel cavalry, about a company of them, just above Haxall's, at Turkey Bend.

C. E. FULLER.

BERMUDA, June 14, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

The Tenth New Hampshire and One hundred and eighteenth New York have arrived in the John Tucker. What shall I do with the steamer after she is unloaded? General Burnham is no command. No other troops in sight, although he says that General Smith left White House before him. He left there at 12 m. yesterday.

C. E. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, June 14, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

The steamers Webster, Albany, Nellie Pentz, and Claymont have arrived with troops. They draw too much water to go up the Appomattox. The troops are disembarking here and marching to the front. The General Hooker has arrived and has been ordered up the Appomattox. Will hurry up matters all I can.

C. F. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, June 14, 1864.

Captain NORTON,

Chief Signal Officer:

You will signal General Graham the first thing in the morning to order his gun-boats to open on Fort Clifton whenever Fort Clifton opens on any one or anything, and not until then. Ask General Graham to ask the navy boats to do the same. Also signal the commanding officer at Spring Hill to do the same thing at the same time, and not until then.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 14, 1864.

Major R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to state that the signal officer at the river-bank station [Spring Hill] reports that-

Three empty trains passed toward Petersburg yesterday afternoon and one loaded freight train toward Richmond. To-day two empty trains passed toward Richmond. No troops were observed on any.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.