War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0291 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. UNION.

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JUNE 21, 1864.

Captain NORTON:

Lieutenant Bruyn reports that the enemy have opened fire from Howlett's with a 10-inch columbiad.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Take from line two 30-pounder Parrotts and put in battery near Curtis' house and supply the place on line with lighter guns, If you have them send one or two 20-pounders to Curtis' house.

By order of General Butler:

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

JUNE 21, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

Orders received at 2.05. The two 30-pounder and two 20-pounder Parrotts are now here being put in position. The ammunition also has arrived. We shall open immediately. As the line is much weakened of its best guns by this transfer I would suggest that their places be supplied from City Point as soon as possible.

H. L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT: The heavy guns at City Point, if any, will be sent as soon as I can ascertain from Mordecai what they are. I will also get Mordecai to send you any other guns he may have.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864-8.15 p. m.

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

There are two 4 1/2-inch guns at Bermuda, which you can have when you will send for them. Will have there to-morrow one more of the same and one 20-pounder Parrot. Have two 12-pounder howitzers there four you, if you wish them. You can have to-morrow four 12-pounder guns, light. Answer if you will send for any to-night, and how many, and what you wish in all. Have ammunition for all on hand.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain of Ordnance.