Report of U. S. Forces at White House, Va., commanded by Brigadier General J. J. Abercrombie.
Command. Offic Men. Remarks.
18th Regiment Veteran 6 408 Permanent
Reserve Corps, Colonel garrison
Charles F. Johnson.
Detachment 10th and 11th 5 121 Do.
Regiments Veteran Reserve
Corps, Major A. E. Niles
132nd Ohio National Guard, 39 767 En route to
Colonel Joel Haines army.
67th Pennsylvania Veteran 6 261 Permanent
Volunteers, Colonel John F. garrison.
28th U. S. Colored Troops, 26 378 En route to
Lieutenant Colonel C. S. army.
1st Rhode Island Cavalry, 12 198 Permanent
Major P. M. Farrington. garrison.
13th Ohio Cavalry 15 464 To be returned
(dismounted), Lieutenant to army when
Colonel N. H. Hixon mounted.
3rd New Jersey Battery, 3 136 Permanent
Captain C. Woerner. garrison.
Provost guard, Captain P. W. 3 217 Do.
138th Ohio National Guard, 36 756 En route to
Colonel S. S. Fisher. army.
155th Ohio National Guard, 34 737 Do.
Colonel H. H. Sage.
37th Wisconsin Volunteers, 23 521 Do.
Lieutenant Colonel A. O.
179th New York Volunteers, 17 378 Do.
Lieutenant Colonel F. B.
Total 225 5,342
WHITE HOUSE, VA., June 9, 1864.
ROBERT L. ORR,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
This return does not embrace General Abercrombie and his staff.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,
Camp near Cold Harbor, Va., June 10, 1864.,
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report for the information of the general commanding that probably most of the transports employed in transporting the Eighteenth Army Corps to White House have been unloaded and used to send away wounded and unserviceable property. Some are still at White House with stores which belong to the corps. Captain Pitkin had positive orders to detain no transports at that depot, but to keep all actively employed. In order, therefore, to insure the prompt movement of General Smith's command from the Chickahominy to Bermuda Hundred on his arrival at Cole's Ferry, I would respectfully recommend that Lieutenant Colonel H. Biggs, chief quartermaster at Fort Monroe, or other competent officer be ordered to assemble suitable transports, and to be at the time and place designated, in person, to superintend the transportation. Colonel Biggs, for instance, will have it in his power to call in all the boats that may be available in the Potomac, Pamunkey, and James Rivers. If the means of embarkation are not good in the Chickahominy, time will be gained by sending the corps direct from White House.
I am, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.