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CITY POINT, July 26, 1864.

General PAINE,

Bermuda Landing:

The steam-ship Cahawba, which now lies at Bermuda Hundred, is capable of carrying 1,200 men. General Ingalls will order over to that place at once the steamers Andrew Harder, Ellen S. Terry, S. Cloud, Diamond State, and other transports, capable of carrying 5,000 men, including the Cahawba.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

BERMUDA, July 26, 1864.

(Received 10.15 p.m.)

General BUTLER:

I have received the dispatch that General Ingalls would send transportation here. The mail steamer. John Brooks is here. General McMillan's brigade has not yet arrived.

C. J. PAINE,

Brigadier-General.

BERMUDA, July 26, 1864.

General BUTLER:

General McMillan's brigade has arrived. Cahawba is all right for 300 men; Idaho good for 400 and City of Hudson for 600 to 800 are here ready. Other troops, if here, could embark simultaneously with McMillan's brigade at other docks, without interference, on City of Hudson. They must take cooked rations.

C. J. PAINE,

Brigadier-General.

JULY 27, 1864.

Embark all the troops as fast as possible.

B. F. BUTLER.

JULY 26, 1864.

Colonel FULLER:

Send the Requa gun here immediately. Answer.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, July 26, 1864.

Captain HART:

We have received the gun but can do nothing with it as you neglected to send key. Send immediately by orderly to Captain Watson.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

(Same to Captain How.)