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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: General Orders No. 10, Brigadier General John J. Abercrombie, White House Landing, June 20, 1864


General John J. Abercrombie thanked Charles Babcock and the rest of the US Navy crew and vessels who helped fight off Confederate land forces at White House, June 20, 1864. (LoC)

[General Orders No. 10, U. S. Forces White House, Va.]

[Subenclosure B.]

General Orders No. 10.]

Headquarters U. S. Forces,
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 of to-day by the enemy.

J[ohn]. J. Abercrombie,
Brigadier- General. 

Captain Cha[rle]s. A. Babcock, U. S. Navy.1


  1. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 10, p. 167
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