NP: June 11, 1864 Wisconsin Daily Patriot: From Fort Monroe



in June 1864


Fort Monroe, June 9.—We have no regular communication between this place and White House, but the mail steamers run regularly between the latter place and Washington.

At 4 p. m. the steamer John A. Warner arrived here from Bermuda. She reports that all is quiet with Butler’s force.

We have no intelligence from the Grand Army. No firing has been heard in that direction for three days.

Fort Monroe, June 10.—Yesterday morning a force under Gen. Gilman [sic], made demonstrations on Petersburg, and succeeded in carrying the enemy’s outer earthworks, with a loss of but a few men. While this was being done, Butler sent a force which succeeded in destroying three or four miles of railroad, without loss.1

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  1. Wisconsin Daily Patriot, June 11, 1864


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