War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0210 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864 - 8 p. m. (Sent 9.10 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

Your dispatch directing that a pontoon bridge be laid across the James River from Jone's Neck to Deep Bottom has been received, and General Benham has been directed to furnish the necessary bridging material on the requisition of Major-General Butler of any officer designated by him. General Wright has rejoined this army and will at once relieve the troops yet here, under the command of Brigadier-General Martindale, belonging to the Eighteenth Corps.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864 - 8.30 p. m. (Sent 9.10 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

Your dispatch directing that General Sheridan remain at the White House until further orders has been received, and the necessary instructions have been given for the renewal of his ammunition.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864 - 9 p. m. (Sent 9.10 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

The party sent from these headquarters to construct the telegraph line form Fort Powhatan to Swan Point, opposite Jamestown Island, has returned, having performed the service assigned it. The sergeant in charge of the party reports that in returning he found that the line had been cut in several places in the vicinity of Swan Point. The line was thoroughly repaired.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864 - 10 p. m. (Sent 10.35 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The Richmond Examiner of yesterday says Hunter on Thursday last was at Forest Depot, on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, destroying that road. Forest Depot is supposed to be where the railroad crosses Forest Creek, some eight or ten miles southwest from Lynchburg, and appears to be on the road from Lexington, I will send you the pater to-morrow if you have not seen it. General Beauregard, in reply to my application to remove the dead and wounded, declined on the ground that he sees no occasion from recent operations for such a