FLAG-SHIP AGAWAM, June 8, 1864.
(Received 2.30 a.m. 10th.)
Honorable GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Navy:
Can the Department dispatch several gun-boats from the Potomac to the York River, to answer calls from that quarter? No change in the naval situation here.
S. P. LEE.
HEADQUARTERS U. S. ARMIES,
Cold Harbor, Va., June 9, 1864-7.30 a.m.
(Received 3 a.m. 10th.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Chief of Staff:
All re-enforcements sent hereafter please send to City Point.
U. S. GRANT,
WASHINGTON, June 9, 1864-3.30 p.m.
In the Field:
General Meade has asked for twenty-two Coehorn mortars. This requisition cannot be filled without taking a part of those on transports for Colonel Abbot, as ordered by you. Shall these be taken and sent to General Meade?
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,
June 9, 1864-7.30 p.m. (Received 10th.)
Will start back early in the morning. General Gillmore with 2,000 men started to-day to demonstrate on Petersburg, while Kautz with 1,500 cavalry was to go around, enter Petersburg, if practicable and destroy railroad bridge, and to go south on the railroad. Gillmore reconnoitered the enemy's works and has returned, finding them strong. Kautz has not yet been heard from.
C. B. COMSTOCK,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.
JUNE 9, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,
I have the honor herewith to transmit certain communications recommending Colonel George H. Chapman, Third Indiana Cavalry, Colonel J. B. McIntosh, Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Colonel D. D. Bidwell, Forty-ninth New York Volunteers, Colonel O. Edwards, Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers, Captain F. Winthrop, Twelfth U. S. Infantry, Colonel J. L. Chamberlain, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, Colonel E. S.