War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0052 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, July 6, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. E. FULLER, Chief Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred:

Please inform the commanding officer of Battery F, Fifth U. S. Artillery, on board the steamer John Brooks, that Major-General Meade directs his battery to report to the commanding general of the Sixth Army Corps.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

ARTILLERY INSPECTOR'S OFFICE, July 6, 1864.

Colonel FULLER, Chief Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred:

Choate's colored battery is now probably en route to Bermuda Hundred. Strength 140 men, 90 horses, 16 carriages.

R. V. W. HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

JULY 6, 1864.

Captain P. P. PITKIN, City Point:

What steamers can [you] send me, and when may I expect them to [transport] Choate's colored battery to Portsmouth, Va.? They are here waiting-140 men, 107 horses, and 16 carriages. Telegraphed you once before this morning. Did you receive it?

C. E. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

CITY POINT, July 6, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. E. FULLER, Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred:

The Winnissimet and all transports that I could obtain to-day have been used for transporting troops to Baltimore. I have 1,500 troops yet to ship, therefore I cannot furnish transportation for the colored battery until to-morrow.

P. P. PITKIN,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICER OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, July 6, 1864.

Brigadier General G. WEITZEL, Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch has just been received and is respectfully forwarded for the information of the commanding general:

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION, Spring Hill, July 6, 1864-8 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of ten cars loaded with troops has just passed the Junction toward Petersburg. Also ten baggage wagons up the turnpike toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.