War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0146 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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GENERAL TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-4.40 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

Our pickets driven in on our left of the open field in front of Battery No. 3.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

GENERAL TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-4.45 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

The enemy holds his former works, with four battle-flags mounted.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

GENERAL TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

Monitors opened on battery at Howlett's house, and Batteries 3,4, and 5 on the enemy in our front.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

June 17, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

GENERAL: The signal officer on the tower reports that he has not seen or heard of any fight near Petersburg to-day. The day has been very hazy and unfavorable for observations.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY,

June 17, 1864.

Captain ALFRED MORDECAI,

Chief Ordnance Officer:

The eight captured guns and five caissons are at corps headquarters. They are: 3-inch rifled gun, iron; one 12-pounder gun, iron; two 12-pounder brass guns, heavy; one 12-pounder howitzer, brass; three 6-pounder guns, brass. There is a fair lot of ammunition in the chests. I want the howitzer and the 12-pounder brass guns for our line; the rest, I suppose, you will send to the landing. They are now under guard awaiting your orders.

H. L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Chief of Arty. of Defenses.