War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0712 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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BERMUDA, July 31, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

The troops embark very slowly. They had to draw rations, and appear to move as if tried out. General Birge is doing all he can. They will get off against noon.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

BERMUDA, July 31, 1864-11.30 a.m.

General BUTLER:

Troops all on board and vessels moving off.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

JULY 31, 1864. (Received 8.45 a.m.)

Lieutenant-Colonel HOWARD, Chief Quartermaster:

Why has not the embarkation commenced before? As transports are scarce you will see that all at Bermuda Hundred are fully loaded, and that some officer of the quartermaster's department is present at all times to superintend the embarkation.

R. INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, July 31, 1864. (Received 9 a.m.)

General INGALLS, City Point:

GENERAL: Three thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine men of the First and Second Brigades of the Nineteenth Army Corps are now here. Will commence embarking immediately.

Very respectfully,

JOHN B. HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, July 31, 1864-11 a.m.

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster:

Embarkation commenced as soon as transports were ready. Boats will be fully loaded and leave by 12 o'clock.

JOHN B. HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 31, 1864.

Brigadier General R. INGALLS, City Point:

The Eighteenth Indiana, the last regiment remaining of the Nineteenth Army Corps, was with Foster at Deep Bottom. It could not be relieved sooner. It is now on its was to Bermuda Hundred and needs transportation to Washington. Can you furnish it?

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.