War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0474 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 27, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Chief Light Artillery and Train:

COLONEL: The general commanding corps desires me to say that he would like to have as many 8-inch siege mortars sent up immediately as you can send; also your heavy guns proposed to be sent.

Respectfully, &c.,

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 27, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

The discrepancy between the reports from the different lookouts yesterday is explained this morning. The man at the water battery had a map with only one Cox on it, the Cox nearest Ball's Bluff, which he supposed was the ferry.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

TOWER STATION, June 27, 1864-1 p. m.

General BROOKS:

The rebels hold their old rifle-pits near Bake-House Creek. No new ones can be seen from the station.

CRAFT,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 27, 1864.

Brigadier-General BARNARD,

Chief Engineer Armies in the Field:

SIR: I have the honor to transmit a sketch* of the position now occupied by the Eighteenth Army Corps. I will send a copy to Major Duane to-day. In our front the enemy have a strong work opposite our left, but on our right nothing but rifle-pits are between us and Petersburg. We are very much annoyed by batteries from across the Appomattox, which enfilade and see our lines in reverse. I am placing our batteries so as to concentrate a deal of fire in return, and hope to silence them. A detachment of engineer troops reported last evening.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. U. FARQUHAR.

Captain, U. S. Engineers.

JUNE 27, 1864-7.40.

Brigadier-General CARR, Commanding, &c.:

You will take from Yorktown all ordnance, quartermaster's, hospital stores, and other public property. You will remove the sick to McClellan Hospital, Fortress Monroe. You will turn over the public property to the proper officers at Fortress Monroe; turn over the prisoners to the military prison at Fortress Monroe. Leave at Williams-

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