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Petersburg and I receive many telegrams which require prompt attention. If you can help me to an operator it will be of very great assistance.

Your obedient servant,

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Train.

CITY POINT, VA., June 25, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Have you 8,000 sand-bags to send to General Burnside at once?

J. G. BARNARD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, June 25, 1864-10 p.m.

Brigadier-General BARNARD,

General Grant's Headquarters:

I only have a few sand-bags which I provided for my own batteries. Probably General Weitzel can supply those required by General Burnside.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

JUNE 25, 1864-2.45. a.m.

General BROOKS:

March at once two regiments, which will number 1,000 men, to the hospital wharf in the utmost haste. They will be there met with orders for further movement. Take the nearest men.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, June 25, 1864-3.15 a.m.

General BUTLER:

Dispatch received at 2.50. Orders gone out. It will take three regiments.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, June 25, 1864-5.15 a.m.

General BUTLER:

Three regiments have started for Point of Rocks.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.