War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0634 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

White House, June 5, 1864.

General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

The telegraph wire between this place and West Point and beyond has been tampered with. I inclose herewith telegrams* from the operator at West Point; also communications* from operator here. I have sent all my available cavalry force, 125 mounted men, to West Point.

J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

White House, June 5, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

As the cars will be running to Tunstall's Station by noon on Tuesday next, and Dispatch Station by 6 p. m. same day, I would respectfully request that the supply trains stop at this point, as I shall not be able to furnish the necessary [guard] from the troops retained here after those going to the front have left.

J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE, June 5, 1864.

(Received 12 m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

The First Maryland Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, and Battery D, First Maryland Artillery, leave here this morning to report to General Augur at Washington. Four of the companies of the cavalry are mounted and will march from the Relay House. The battery has horses but no guns. They all go by railroad.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General.

FARRAR'S ISLAND, VA., June 5, 1864-10 p. m.

(Received 4.15 p. m. 6th.)

Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy:

If General Grant swings around to James River, a dredgingmachine to deepen the channel heretofore cut through Trent's Reach bar will be wanted immediately to enable the monitors to pass up. Nothing new.

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral.