BERMUDA, June 21, 1864.
Chief of Staff:
I returned in the Chamberlain last night and am coaling her this a.m. Will be at headquarters this evening.
C. K. GRAHAM,
NORFOLK, June 21, 1864.
There has been no interference here with any passes for persons or vessels granted by yourself, General Meade, or General Grant.
G. F. SHEPLEY.
Farrar's Island, June 21, 1864-11 p.m.
(Received 6.30 p.m. 22d)
Honorable GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Navy:
About noon enemy opened fire from Howlett's battery, and from his iron-clads and gun-boats which were concealed from view above Dutch Gap. Saugus' deck before turret was injured by one 10-inch shot. A number of 1-inch iron plates required immediately to protect weak and cover wounded places; also spare screws for 15-inch guns. The enemy seems determined to control this part of the river. Instead of withdrawing the Tecumseh it is necessary to largely increase the iron-clad force here.
S. P. LEE,
Actg. Rear-Admiral, Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
POINT LOOKOUT, June 21, 1864.
(Received 2 p.m.)
General Gillmore is here to see prisoners from Petersburg. I refused permission. He has telegraphed to Washington for leave to see them.
M. P. BUFFUM,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding District of Saint Mary.
What action shall I take in this matter, if any? General Gillmore refuses to demand a court of inquiry, and yet is preparing his case.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,