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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 10. White House, Va., June 20, 1864.

The undersigned hereby relinquished the command of the troops at this station to Brigadier-General Getty. In doing so he avails himself opportunity of expressing his high appreciation of the service of his staff in their respective position, tendering his since thanks to Captain aid support to the land forces in the persist sent attack on the post of day, by the enemy.

J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 11. White House, Va., June 20, 1864.

In compliance with paragraph 8, of Special Orders, No 160, of June 12, 1864, from the headquarters Army of the Potomac, Brigadier-General Getty, U. S. Volunteers, assumes command of the garrison at this post.

By orders of Brigadier-General Getty:

R. L. ORR,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General GETTY,

Commanding, White House:

GENERAL: Major-General Sheridan has been order to join the Army of the Potomac. So soon as he has left you will break up the depot at White House and, sending your Veteran Reserves to Washington, bring the balance of your command and all public property to City Point. Transportation will be furnished by the quartermaster's department.

Respectfully,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 20, 1864.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

All is quit this morning. The Second Corps is moving to take position on the left of the Fifth, the Fifth extending as far as the Jerusalem plank road. At this point I find the enemy occupy their old line of works, which, being on a radius of 3 miles from Petersburg, will make the line to hold from the plank road to the river alone considerably longer to the river below. There is no doubt Lee will throw his whole force over, except sufficient to hold in check the force at Bermuda Hundred. Willson will be ordered to leave at 2 a. m. to-morrow, and directed as rapidly as possible to the junction of the Lynchburg and Danville roads and do there as much damage to both these roads. Hampton being yesterday