Number 290. Report of Brigadier General John J. Abercrombie, U. S. Army, of operations June 20

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

Numbers 290. Report of Brigadier General John J. Abercrombie, U. S. Army, of operations June 20.*1

WHITE HOUSE, June 20, 1864-4 p.m.

This place was attacked at 7 o’clock this morning by Hampton’s division cavalry and artillery. So far I have foiled all their attempts to get into the depot. About an hour ago one of their caissons exploded. There has been no firing from them since. The head of General Sheridan’s column is in sight. But 2 or 3 wounded in my com-command. General G. W. Getty has just arrived.

J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Brigadier General SETH WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

ADDENDA.

GENERAL ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES
Numbers 10.
White House, Va., June 20, 1864.

The undersigned hereby relinquishes the command of the troops at this station to Brigadier General George W. Getty. In doing so he avails himself of this opportunity of expressing his high appreciation of the services of his staff in their respective positions, tendering, his sincere thanks to Captain Charles A. Babcock and the officers of the Navy for the very efficient aid and support to the land forces in the persistent attack on the post to-day by the enemy.

J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Brigadier-General.

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*See also reports of Acting Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, Lieutenant Commander Charles A. Babcock, and Acting Master N. Graham in Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 5, 1864.

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Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 747

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