been made, I would suggest Admiral Lee's detaching two or three gun-boats to prevent the enemy from interrupting communication at Cumberland Bar and other points below.
GEO. G. MEADE,
[JUNE 19, 1864.-For Sheridan to Humphreys, reportating arrival of command near Guiney's Bridge, &c., See Part I, p. 784.]
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEEN BRIGADE,
For Monroe, June 16, 1864-12 noon.
(Received Washington 5 p. m.)
Colonel W. H. PETTES, Commanding Engineer Brigade, Navy-Yard:
White House is abandoned. Send material here.
WEST POINT, June 18, 1864-3 p. m.
Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: At is may be difficult for me to Yorktown immediately I have concluded to telegraph my dispatches from this point. I will report to army headquarters at once. General Sheridan was within 5 miles of Walkerton last night. He will probably move toward White House as soon as he can hear from his chief quartermaster, who came through with me.
G. A. FORSYTH,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
CITY POINT, VA., June 18, 1864-8.15 a. m.
Major-General BUTLER, Commanding, &c.:
Send two of the army gun-boats, if they can be spared, and one, if two cannot go, up the Pamunkey to White House, to remain and guard the river from West Point up until the garrison is removed. A small garrison was left at White House to cover the return of Sheridan and Hunter, and to hold the railroad bridge for them to cross over.
U. S. GRANT,
JUNE 18, 1864-9.40 a. m.
(Received 9.54 a. m.)
Dispatch concerning the sending of army gun-boats to the Pamunkey received. I had sent Graham with the Jesup and Chamberlain, down the river to protect transports from the light guns at Wilcox's Wharf. Will send down the river and order that the two best boats go at once up the Pamunkey.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,