June 25th Telegrams from Captain John A. Dahlgren

[Telegram]

NAVY YARD [WASHINGTON, D.C.], June 25, 1861.

Acting Master Reynolds informs me he was told last evening that a Dr. Cox, who had come from Richmond, passed over [from] Mathias Point [to Port] Tobacco and had seen them working at a battery. There were some forty men on the point. I give this for what it is worth; shall soon have exact information.

JNO. A. DAHLGREN.

NAVY DEPARTMENT.

[Telegram]

NAVY YARD [WASHINGTON, D.C.], June 25, 1861.

The engineer officers have returned from Mathias Point and report a body of men there but no battery. The Department will receive details from them.

JNO. A. DAHLGREN.

NAVY DEPARTMENT.


Sources

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series I, Vol. 4. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1896.