War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0320 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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as General Augeur returns. I have just examined a rebel officer whose statements, made in Baltimore, were sent to you last night.

He evidently believe what he says.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FORT RICHMOND, VA., May 1, 1864.

Brigadier General HENRY J. HUNT,

Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Yours of the 29th ultimo is received.* I will at once make requisition for the sand-bags, as you suggest. I propose to take ten 8-inch siege howitzers. I have the following ordnance, and ordnance stores afloat at the present time, and the list is daily increasing: 4 1\2-inch guns-18 guns, 20 carriages, 10 sets implements, 10 platforms, 3,600 rounds; 10-inch mortars-10 guns, 10 beds, 1,000 shell; 8-inch mortars-20 guns, 8 beds, 2,200 shells; Coehorns-1,900 shell 1 battery wagon (D); 1 forge (A); 1 large slight cart; with many smaller articles. Every step has been taken to hurry forward the remainder, and it is loaded as fast as received.

I have now 7 schooners, about 200 tons each.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 1, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General Army of the Potomac, Va.:

GENERAL: I request taht I may be permitted to ride in a spring wagon when I find it necessary. The order in force does not give me that authority. This concession only to continue until my wound is healed. I may not require it, but I should like to have the authority.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 1, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: The following information just received:

STONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION-11.15 A. M.

The strong flank directly opposite this station and about 3 miles back from the river have been masked since yesterday morning with pine or cedar brush. All quiet.

TAYLOR,

Signal Officer.

Very respectfully,

HANCOCK,

Major-General.

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* See Vol. XXXIII, p. 1014.

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