NP: June 11, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: General Butler’s Department



in June 1864

General Butler’s Department.

Firing Heard in the Direction of Petersburg–News Favorable to Our Arms–The Christian Commission.

Fortress Monroe, VA., June, 9, 4 P.M. The steamer John A. Warner has just arrived from Bermuda Hundred.  Slight firing was heard this morning in the direction of Petersburg, but nothing was learned as to its meaning.  It was likely a feint of BEAUREGARD, similar to those he has been practicing for the past few days.

Information of a contraband character reached here this morning, via a steamer.  It would be impolite to publish it.  Suffice it to say it is favorable to our cause.

The Christian Commission received immense stores of goods this morning from [Philadelphia?, hard to tell], among which nothing can be more appropriate for the suffering soldiers.  Owing to the lateness of the boat’s arrival from Norfolk I am compelled to defer sending a continuation of the list of wounded until to-morrow.1

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  1. Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 1864


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