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BERMUDA, July 3, 1864.

General WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

The Thirty-sixth Colored Troops have just arrived, 900 strong, from Point Lookout. Where shall they be sent? The Dictator, on which they are, is too long to go up the Appomattox.

C. W. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

[Indorsement.]

Colonel FULLER, Bermuda:

Let them disembark at Bermuda, march out a short distance and camp, and have commanding officer report here early in morning.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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

July 3, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following dispatch ha just been received, and is respectfully forwarded:

SIGNAL STATION,

Navy Landing, July 3, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

A brigade of infantry and a large wagon train is crossing Chaffin's Bluff from west to east.

BRUYN,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 3, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT, Commanding:

Please have the six additional siege guns and four mortars, with, say, sixty shells each, prepared to-morrow morning to send up promptly, should they be ordered. Can you come up early to-morrow to General Burnside's, say by 10 o'clock?

HENRY J. HUNT.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 3, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train, Broadway Landing:

Captain Brooker's guns went into position early last evening. His magazine at that time was nearly finished and work was going on rapidly. I have not heard from them this morning, but will let you know when I hear.

THOS. S. TRUMBULL,

Major First Connecticut Artillery.