War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0292 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY,

June 21, 1864-4.45 p. m.

Captain A. MORDECAI,

Headquarters General Butler:

I will want the three 4 1/2-inch guns and the two 12-pounder howitzers and the 20-pounder Parrot to-morrow. I hope you can send me the three 4 1/2-inch guns as I have not enough transportation; the rest I will bring up myself. Please hurry forward the 30-pounder Parrot ammunition; I am getting very short. The wretched Shenkl stuff is throwing discredit on my gunners, and the Hotchkiss I will not use except as a last resort.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, June 21, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

The commanding general directs that you mount the Sawyer gun on a 3-inch carriage and put in Battery 6.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

COLONEL: The gun is here in a baggage wagon, no carriage or equipments; the teamster is waiting with the gun.

Yours,

B. P. LEARNED,

Adjutant.

GENERAL BROOKS' HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER:

General Marston has reported.

W. T. H. BROOKS.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864. (received 8.45 a. m.)

General BROOKS:

The commanding general directs that your order a detail of twenty men without arms or equipments and with one day's rations to report to telegraph operator at your headquarters at 9.30 a. m. to-day, to build line to Jones' Neck.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.