War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0672 NORTH CAROLINA AND S. E. VIRGINIA. Chapter XXX.

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APRIL 30, 1863-12.30 noon.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe:

The enemy has need of every man here. He has his hands full. Rely on this. I can say no more.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Copy to General Peck.)

SUFFOLK, April 30, 1863.

Major-General HOOKER,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

The enemy opened upon the Commodore Barney this afternoon with one Whitworth, one 30-pounder, and one 35-pounder Parrott. The Barney and Captain Morris' battery, in Fort Stevens, silenced the battery very handsomely. Heavy rain for two days and much mud.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

SUFFOLK, VA., April 30, 1863.

Major General JOHN A. DIX,

Department of Virginia:

The enemy opened early this morning from near Le Compte's house with one Whitworth gun, one 30 and one 35 pounder Parrott. This afternoon they opened on the Commodore Barney, and the battery was silenced by the Barney and Captain Morris' battery, in Fort Stevens. We hold Hill's Point again.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

FORT MONROE, April 30, 1863.

Major-General PECK:

I have asked a corps for you and will advise you the moment I hear.

JOHN A. DIX.

SUFFOLK, VA., April 30, 1863.

General DIX:

Our gunboats ought not to leave Elizabeth City, as they can command the lowest approach from Carolina by Camden. That route turns South Mills.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

FORT MONROE, VA.,

April 30, 1863-6 p. m.

Brigadier-General RIPLEY:

General Dix requests that six 30-pounder Parrott guns, implements, and equipments be sent to him as soon as possible. The enemy are bringing up heavy guns against the works at Suffolk, and these guns, with some 100-pounders that I will get from the forts here, are deemed necessary to meet them.

T. G. BAYLOR,

First Lieutenant of Ordnance.