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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH:

Have two 30-pounders ordered to Curtis house battery at once. i have notified Colonel Abbot. Please report it as soon as they get there.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

[JUNE 21, 1864]

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The 30-pounder was removed yesterday to Petersburg. All the 20-pounders and 30-pounders in the command are in position in the batteries. Shall they be removed to place in battery near Curtis' house?

In the absence of General Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

General BROOKS:

There was but one 30-pounder at City Point and that is sent to the front at Petersburg. Let them be as before telegraphed. Two 30-pounders and one of two 20-pounders taken from line and put at Curtis' house. You can have the two 4 1/2-inch that are afloat if you want them.

By order of General Butler:

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

City Point, Va., June 21, 1864-3.15 p. m.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE:

(Through Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina.)

GENERAL: You will proceed at once to Washington in obedience to your order.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General TERRY:

By direction of the major-general commanding department, you will cause two 30-pounder Parrotts to be taken from the nearest battery and placed in position near the Curtis house, and open fire from them immediately. Please notify me at once when they reach the position.

By order of Brigadier-General BROOKS:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.