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BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 6, 1864. Colonel ABBOT':

I have been directed by Captain - Edson to turn over to you all the 8-inch shells at Bermuda, about 5,000. Can you send a boat for them, or what arrangement will you make? The boats now containing them cannot be moved.

A. MORDECAI, Captain and Ordnance Officer.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 6, 1864-1 p. m. Capt. ALFRED MORDECAI,

General Butler's Headquarters :
I will send a barge for the shells in a day or two.

HENRY L. ABBOT,
Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTRRS,

July 6, 1864–3.30 p. m. Col. II. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Artillery: General Burnside directs me to say that everything will be ready for the 44-inch guns before daylight to-morrow morning, and he is anxious to receive them this evening.

NELSON L. WHITE, Lieutenant-Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, July 6, 1864-1 p. m. Brigadier-General HUNT,

General Meade's Headquarters : General Burnside asks for the other six 41-inch guns to-night. Shall I send them?

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

IIEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864. Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery : I will notify you as soon as General Meade authorizes the siege guns to be sent to General Burnside. General Meade is not now here, but is expected soon. They cannot be sent without General Meade's orders. I have informed General Burnside that General Meade will give instructions for the distribution of the train.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier General.

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HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY,

July 6, 1861. Brigadier-General HUNT,

General Meade's Headquarter's : I hear that Russell's division of the Sixth Corps is on the move. If the demand for siege guns continues I shall soon need the Second Connectient, which is in Upton's brigade, of this division. Cannot it be ordered on this duty at once, if its division is ordered off and more guns are likely to be needed?

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commandling.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864. Colonel ABBOT:

General Russell's division is not under orders. We will attend to the matter when you come to-morrow. Send no guns away without my orders.

HENRY J. HUNT, Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY,

July 6, 1864-1.15 p. m. Major TRUMBULL,

First Connecticut Artillery, General Smith's Headlquarters : Please notify General Smith that I have received a good supply of 8-inch mortar shells and that the necessity for a very sparing use of them has ceased.

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

Crow's NEST BATTERY, July 6, 1864—10.30 p. m. Colonel ABBOT:

Fired ten shells from mortars. Composition did not work satisfactorily. The handspikes we have are too large to use under the notches of the mortars. Sawyer gun will be ready to mount to morrow night.

GEO. B. COOK, Major First Connecticut Artillery, Comdg. Line Siege Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

July 6, 1864. Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff to Lieutenant General Grant: Will you do me the favor to ask the general if he has received a letter from me within the last ten days? The letter did not require an answer, but I would like very much to know if it was received.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, July 6, 1864, General BROOKS:

Your letter was received and would have been answered, but that I expected to see you soon and would explain. There has been a misunderstanding about what I said on the subject of recommendation for promotion. I directed that you should be assigned to the command of the Tenth Army Corps, because you were the senior officer with the army under General Butler, and I thought further that you should have an opportunity of getting back rank which you had before held. I may have stated what was the fact, that there was no use of making recommendations for promotion to the rank of major-general whilst Congress was in session, because there was no vacancy in the number which the Senate were willing to confirm. The law allows a majorgeneral to each division and the present brevet, as I understand it, is an arbitrary one given by the Senate.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861. Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point:

Dispatch received. Sorry to have troubled you on such erroneous impressions.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier General.

BROOKS' HEADQUARTERS,

July 6, 1864. Brigadier-General WEITZEL:

The gun seen yesterday by the lookout turned toward the river.just below Chaffin's Bluff, as if intending to cross to the west bank. It disappeared behind a hill at that point. The lookout watched until dark, but it did not reappear.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861. General WEITZEL:

The lookout, Crow's Nest, reports a large body of troops moving toward southwest on this side of river; come from direction of Richmond. He thinks they are on the turnpike; so far off he can't tell what they are. It took about an hour to pass a given point.

W. T. II. BROOKS,

Brigadier General,

JONES' NECK, July 6, 1861. General WEITZEL,

Chief Engineer, Department of Virginia, &c.: Three hundred men from General Kautz's command arrived about half an hour ago and are now embarking in pontoon bridge for Curl's

Neck. These men should have gone to the landing near their camp to have crossed the place where the command is, being nearly opposite. All quiet on my front. No more signs of activity on part of enemy. Respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861. Brigadier General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, City Point: Will you have the kindness to hurry up those two batteries that have come for me! My report shows an increase of enemy's artillery in my front. If you have a 100-pounder Parrott lying idle, and it meets the approbation of the lieutenant-general, would it not be well to send it to me!

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

July 6, 1864. Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, City Point: My artillery succeeded this afternoon in blowing up a sinall magazine or limber chest in the enemy's works on my left.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-Genera..

SMITH'S IIEADQUARTERS,

July 6, 1864. Major-General BUTLER:

I have relieved the Tenth U.S. Colored Infantry and ordered them to report to you. I find it impossible to relieve the Second Cavalry (dismounted) at this time, and have been compelled to fill the position occupied by the Tenth by my detachments of cavalry. I have a partial promise that my line will be somewhat shortened. As soon as that is done I will send you the Second Cavalry (dismounted). Will this be satisfactory!

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861. Brig. Gen. Rufus INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, City Point, Va.: Having been disappointed in Colonel Bigg's assignment to me, I shall now have to avail myself of your assistance and rely on you to send me an officer for chief quartermaster for this corps. I trust you will send me a good one, for I would rather be without than have a poor one.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864. ('ol. JOHN H. HOLMAN,

Commanding Third Dirision, Eighteenth Army Corps : COLONEL: The Tenth U. S. Colored Troops, Colonel Stafford, will be relieved from the picket-live after dark to-night, and will encamp in the woods near your headquarters. In obedience to instructions from headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, you will order the colonel commanding to report with his command to Maj. Gen. B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina. He will march at daylight to-morrow a. m. I am, colonel, very respectfully, yours,

WM. RUSSELL, JR., Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, Va., July 6, 1861. Brig. Gen. E. W. HINKS,

Fort Monroe : The following order* has just been received from the headquarters Armies of the United States. Can you comply with it at once? Answer by telegraph. By command of Major-General Butler:

II. T. SCHROEDER, Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., July 6, 1864. Major-General BUTLER:

Your dispatch of this date covering an order from Lieutenant-General Grant is just received. I will at once proceed to Point Lookout and assume command. General Barnes I learn is now in command there.

E. W. HINKS,

Brigadier General.

FORT MONROE, VA., July 6, 1861. General BUTLER:

General Barnes has been ordered by Secretary of War to Point Look out. Please send my leave to-morrow that I may go home.

E. W. HINKS,

Brigadier-General.

POINT LOOKOUT, MD., July 6, 1864-9 a. m. Maj. Gen. C.C. AUGUR,

Commanding Department of Washington: I have just arrived here. The steamer was at anchor through the night. Everything is quiet. Respectfully,

JAMES BARNES,

Brigadier-General. See Special Orders, No. 49, July 5, p. 6.

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