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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 26, 1864-1 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding Army:

GENERAL: The signal officer on the tower reports that Fort Clifton replies to the firing with one gun only, and that none can be seen to-day on the face of the fort toward the river.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, June 26, 1864-12.15 p. m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff, Major-General Butler:

Captain Pendrell, commanding two companies Thirteenth New York Artillery, now at City Point, told me day before yesterday that he was ordered to report to me. I have received no such orders. If he should report I should place his troops here to strengthen the line in the places from which I have been obliged to remove companies of my regiment to Petersburg. Will you inform me whether he is to report to me and whether this disposition of his companies would be satisfactory.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 26, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Captain Pendrell is ordered to report to you as soon as he is relieved by troops from General Meade, which will be to-morrow; it was intended, of course, that his companies should go on lines.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 26, 1864.

General BROOKS:

Ascertain if any papers have been procured by pickets and forward them.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

Will General Terry please answer.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.