Report of Lieutenant-Commander Babcock, U. S. Navy, giving the location of certain United States vessels.
U. S. S. Morse,
Off White House, Va., June 14, 1864.
Sir: I respectfully acknowledge the receipt of your communication dated the 10th instant, also a communication for the Crusader. The Cactus arrived yesterday, and the commanding officer reported in obedience to your orders. The Cohasset is at West Point, [York River]. I communicate with the commanding officer every day by telegraph. The Shokokon is still at Cumberland Heights, the [Henry] Brinker at a point 2 miles above, and the Cactus is at anchor off the White House. The report is that our forces will evacuate this place in two or three days.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHA[RLE]S. A. BABOOCK,
Lieutenant-Commander and Senior Officer Present.
Rear-Admiral S[amuel]. P. Lee,
Comdg. North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Hampton Roads.1