War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0633 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Fort Monroe, June 5, 1864-2 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

The brigade from Port Royal and White House, 460 feet, under Captain Slosson, is just in. According to the tenor of the order on the subject, I have ordered it up the river to General Butler.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-8.15 p. m. (Received 7 a. m. 6th.)

Brigadier General H. W. BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade:

The bridge train brought to the army by Colonel Gibson, Second Pennsylvania Artillery, consisted of nineteen boats. The boats will be distributed to the other trains with the army. The train was under the charge of Captain Henderson.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, June 5, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

Will you please inform me if Captain Slosson and his company of Fifteenth New York Engineers, and his pontoon bridge from the Rappahannock, are with you? I have just been directed by General Meade. Possibly, however, it is intended that they should eventually be up the river.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Engineer Brigade.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 5, 1864. (Received 7 a. m. 6th.)

General BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade:

Captain Sloson is not here. Captain Robbins, Fiftieth New York Engineers, about two weeks ago heard of him at Port Royal, on the Rappahannock. General Butler's compliments, and would like to see General Benham here if convenient.

C. J. PAINE,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

JUNE 5, 1864-11.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General ABERCROMBIE,

White House, Va.:

All vessels leaving White House, on the Pamunkey, must be inspected, and all stragglers ejected and sent back to their commands.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.