War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0576 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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BERMUDA, July 28, 1864.

General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that the transports having on board Colonel Currie's brigade started this morning at 3 a.m. for Washington, D. C. Steamer Idaho, 420 officers and men; Saint Cloud, 421 officers and men; Diamond State, 559 officers and men; Thomas Jefferson, 269 officers and men. Total, 1,669 troops, embarked as ordered.

Very respectfully,

JOHN B. HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, July 28, 1864.

Major R. S. DAVIS,

The Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery left here at about 6.30 p.m. yesterday, July 27, 1864.

Very respectfully,

W. S. HOW,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

JULY 28, 1864-12.15 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

Lieutenant Ireland is at the old rebel signal station. At 10.30 a.m. the cavalry on the north side of river left W. Hall's place and moved through the woods in a north-northeast direction, since which nothing has been seen in that direction.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 28, 1864-1.15 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

Five cars loaded with troops just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 28, 1864-1.40 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of twenty-eight wagons with small cavalry escort is passing from left to right to cross the river above Chaffin's Bluff.

G. S. DANA.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 28, 1864-2 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

At 12.30 p.m. our cavalry returned to W. Hall's place.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.