War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0230 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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on being relieved by General Wright you report with the troops, under your orders, belonging to the Eighteenth Army Corps to Major-General Butler. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINDALE'S HEADQUARTERS, June 19, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your order directing me, upon being relieved by Major-General Wright, to report to Major-General Butler, has been received.

J. H. MARTINDALE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 19, 1864 - 10.10 p. m.

Brigadier-General MARTINDALE,

Commanding:

If Russell's division has not yet relieved Hinks' division the commanding general will relieve the latter by Ferrero's division, now with the Ninth Corps, and then Russell's division can relieve yours, provided you think it practicable to make these changes in the daytime.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FLAG-SHIP MALVERN, Farrar's Island, June 19, 1864 - 11 p. m.

(Via Fort Monroe 6 p. m. 20th.)

Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.:

General Grant was here to-day. There rebel iron-clads and three gun-boats appeared abreast of Chaffin's farm to-day, returned, came down again, and were off Chaffin's, as reported from army signal station at sundown.

S. P. LEE,

Actg. Rear-Admiral, Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., June 19, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Bermuda Hundred:

The last of the siege train has just started, the Coehorn mortars included.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.