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BERMUDA, June 17, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

I send up the John Disney with Lieutenant Bingham, acting assistant quartermaster, to superintend matters. I have ordered him to take any boats that there may be in the Appomattox River for this purpose. I have sent Captain Dodge, assistant quartermaster, to Wilcox's Wharf to send up immediately the balance of the transportation required.

C. E. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, June 17, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

The Dictator, Eagle No. 2, Governor Chase, Thomas Powell, and Monohauset and O'Brierly, have arrived. The troops are on the way out. The Greyhound reports that they passed no troops no troops on the way up.

C. E. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, June 17, 1864-4.40 p.m.

General BUTLER:

I have the honor to report the arrival of the One hundred and thirty-eighth and One hundred and fifty-fifth Ohio National Guard. I await your orders.

H. H. SAGE,

Colonel 155th Ohio National Guard, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

June 17, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following has just been received from the signal tower and is respectfully forwarded:

Our skirmish line has advanced into the woods about 700 yards from Port Walthall Station and a regiment is now going out. No firing yet. I can see a small squad of rebel cavalry at the Junction, and a company of infantry at a house one mile this side.

MORRILL,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

GENERAL TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

The enemy just now opened on pioneers at work in woods in front of Battery No. 3.

DANA,

Captain.

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