War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0294 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS LINE OF DEFENSES,

Near Ware Bottom Church, Va., June 21, 1864.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Colonel H. L. Abbot, First Connecticut Artillery, chief of artillery, line of defenses, is charged with the execution of this order.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

ADRIAN TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BROOKS' HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864-1.20 p. m.

Colonel SHAFFER:

The following information is received from Colonel Abbot, chief of artillery, line of defenses:

Two 20-pounder Parrotts in Battery Numbers 1; two 20-pounder Parrotts in Battery Numbers 3; one 20-pounder Parrott in Battery Numbers 6; two 30-pounder Parrotts in Battery Numbers 3; one 30-pounder Parrott in Battery Numbers 6. I understand that there are three 30-pounder Parrotts at City Point and two 4 1/2-inch rifled guns afloat.

H. L. ABBOT,

Colonel, &c.

In absence of General Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The navy is making very fine practice on the works at Howlett's house. The two 20-pounders will be put near the Curtis house.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH:

I am waiting for the information asked for of approximate strength of Turner's and Terry's divisions.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

June 21, 1864.]

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

General Terry's division contains 251 officers and 6,646 men present equipped for duty.

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.