War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0648 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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DUNLOP'S HOUSE, June 13, 1864 - 5.30 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Signal officer, Acting Master Hines, reports from Rock Wharf a large body of men at Newport News and fifty transports are lying in Hampton Roads. It is rumored Grant intends advancing from south side.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

DUNLOP'S HOUSE, June 13, 1864 - 5.30 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Lieutenant Woodley, signal corps, reports from Fort Boykin since yesterday four more steamers have passed up river with troops. There is a fleet of thirty-five vessels at Newport News. Weather such cannot classify them.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

JUNE 13, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Major OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Four monitors, three transports, two armed transports, two tugs, three schooners, and a bark lying in usual position.

G. H. TERRETT,

Major, Commanding.

FORT CLIFTON SIGNAL STATION, June 13, 1864 - 10.11 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I can observe this morning a decided increase in the tents under the woods, behind the lines of the enemy's works, to the right of the open space where he has his embrasured works, also his tents under the woods, more to his right, have increased.

Very respectfully,

D. C. CANNON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C. AND SOUTH. VA.,

No. 23. June 13, 1864.

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V. In compliance with paragraph II, General Orders, No. 7, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, 1863, the battalions herein temporarily organized will be under the command of the chief of artillery of the department, through whom they will communicate and receive all orders, unless detached for duty with brigades, divisions, or corps: Branch's battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Branch and Major Coit commanding - Pegram's, Wright's, Bradford's, and Kelly's batteries. Moseley's battalion, Majors Moseley and Caskie commanding - Slaten's, Young's Miller's, and Andrews' batteries. Starr's battalion, Lieuten-