War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0378 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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BERMUDA, July 21, 1864. (Received 3.15 p. m.)

Major DAVIS:

I have the honor to report the arrival here of the Thomas A. Scott, with Twelfth Maine, 466 men and 23 officers, and detachment of the Fourteenth Maine, 65 men and 6 officers, from New Orleans.

By order of Lieutenant-Colonel Fuller:

W. S. HOW,

Captain, &c.

BERMUDA, July 21, 1864.

Major DAVIS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the arrival of the Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Colonel Wilson, 350; Seventy-fifth New York Volunteers, Colonel Merritt, 403 (total), of the Nineteenth Army Corps.

By order of Lieutenant-Colonel Fuller:

Very respectfully,

W. S. HOW,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, July 21, 1864.

Major DAVIS:

I have the honor to report the arrival here of the Eighteenth Indiana Veteran Volunteers from Indianapolis; they were formerly in the First Brigade, First Division, Thirteenth Army Corps; they muster 350 strong, and at once will camp.

W. S. HOW,

Captain, &c.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 21, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

General Benham was here this afternoon and talked to General Foster in relation to the bridges. General Foster desires me to say that General Benham thought it would be a very tedious job to build a bridge across the creek and swamp, but approved of the idea of building another bridge across the James. And he (Benham) told him there were boats at City Point which he was keeping for an emergency, but that we could have what boats we wanted. The canvas pontoon will do, but if possible to procure the French boats they will be more useful and easier to use, particularly when we will have to swing the bridge or use a large draw. When I was at City Point a few weeks ago there were about 100 boats there. I believe none of them have been sent away.

T. LUBEY,

Captain, &c.

JULY 21, 1864.

Captain LUBEY, Jones' Neck:

Your dispatch received. Have just asked for another bridge from City Point. Will send you word when I hear.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.