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Page 5 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE, Fortress Monroe, June 13, 1864-9 a.m.

Major General B. F. BUTLER, Bermuda Hundred:

In consequence of the orders of General Grant, received through Lieutenant-Colonel Biggs, chief quartermaster here, I this day send back to Fort Powhatan the bridging material brought down yesterday from Bermuda Hundred. The commanding officer of the trains, Captain Lubey, is directed to report to you by letter for orders on his arrival at Fort Powhatan.

H. W. BENHAM,
Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 13, 1864-3.40 p.m. [Received 10.10 a.m. 14th.]

General BENHAM, Of Engineers:

Send all your pontoons and bridge material to Fort Powhatan in the quickest possible form and time, and come to that point yourself.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE, Fortress Monroe, June 13, 1864-9 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

In consequence of the directions of General Grant in a letter to Lieutenant-Colonel Biggs, chief quartermaster here, I am now sending up to Fort Powhatan the 155 pontoons and bridge material which reached here yesterday from Bermuda Hundred, and have so advised General Butler.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

FLAG-SHIP AGAWAM, Farrar's Island, June 13, 1864-10 p.m. [Via Fortress Monroe.]

Hon. GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Deserters from rebel iron-clads confirm previous information. Rebel tug from bend above fired a shot or two in this direction this afternoon.

S. P. LEE,

Actg. Rear-Admiral, Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.


HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, June 13, 1864-3.15 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

GENERAL: The rear guard has crossed, and they are now taking up the bridge.

Respectfully,
JOHN GIBBON,

Brigadier-General.

No appearance of an enemy.

J. G.


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