War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0198 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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Lieutenant-General GRANT:

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 an order that the two best boats to at once up the Pamunkey.

BENJ. B. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, June 18, 1864-9.04 a.m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

General Grant will be at City Point during the forenoon.

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., June 18, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER, Commanding,&c.:

If you can dispense with Wright direct him to join General Meade, with his command,so that the balance of the Eighteenth Corps can be returned to you. Before starting in this campaign I directed a siege train to be put afloat subject to my orders. I understood that it came to Fort Monroe some time since, and was under the impression that it came up here. Do you know anything about it? Colonel Abbot was in command.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 18, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following has just been received in answer to an inquiry from the general commanding:

SIGNAL TOWER, June 18, 1864-10 a.m.

Captain NORTON:

The fighting is still south, fifteen degrees west.

CRAFT,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

Respectfully,&c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS, June 18, 1864-9.40 a.m.

General BUTLER:

One of the schooners sent by General Weitzel was sunk yesterday. Please prevent any more being sent.

LEE,

Admiral.