HDQRS. DEPT. VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 26, 1864.
GENERAL: I would respectfully state that General Graham went down the river this a. m. and has not yet returned. A copy of your dispatch for General G. was sent to Commander Harris. If you desire it the message can be transmitted to General Graham when he returns.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,
L. B. NORTON,
Captain and Chief Signal Officer.
Trent's Reach, June 26, 1864-10 p. m.
Ho. G. WELLES,
The enemy is strengthening his works at Howlett's. Our army is mounting some heavy guns to bear on Howlett's.
S. P. LEE,
Actg. Rear-Admiral, Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
ALEXANDRIA, VA., June 26, 1864-8.30 p. m.
The troops of General Briggs to be sent to Bermuda Hundred now number 1,500. Please send me vessels capacitated to carry them by noon to-morrow.
J. G. C. LEE.
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
James River, Va., June 26, 1864.
In accordance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the regiments and battalions of this command, after having crossed the James River, will proceed to the Army of the Potomac, near Petersburg, Va., and report as follows: Battalion First Rhode Island Cavalry, to the major-general commanding Cavalry Corps; Third New Jersey Battery, to the major-general commanding Second Corps; Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, to the major-general commanding Sixth Corps; Thirteenth Ohio and Twenty-fifth New York (dismounted) Cavalry, and Twenty-eighth U. S. Colored Troops, to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps.
By command of Brigadier General George W. Getty:
R. L. ORR,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CITY POINT, VA., June 27, 1864-3 p. m.
Washington, D. C.:
All is quiet here now except from our own guns, which fire into the bridge at Petersburg from a distance of about 2,000 yards. Peters-