War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0515 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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BROOK'S HEADQUARTERS, June 29, 1864.

ColoneL SHAFFER:

General Foster reports that a shell from enemy's battery struck the quartermaster's tug, Francis King, disabling her engine and shattering both legs of engineer.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 29, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

General Foster reports the enemy's battery is located near the junction of Kingsland and New Market roads. The navy failed to silence it permanently, even with a monitor, which has been withdrawn. He considers the navigation closed at that point during the day, the enemy than usual activity. General Foster wants a working party of 200 or 300 men daily. Can't you send him the Thirty-seventh Colored Troops?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., June 29, 1864-7 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH:

The enemy are shelling our gun-boats below the pontoon bridge. I think they are using three or four pieces there. Can also hear artillery farther down on our right, and think they are firing at the boats below.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL FOSTER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 29, 1864.

Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

One of the monitors has just arrived to assist in silencing the enemy's battery.

Respectfully,yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Deep Bottom, June 29, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

Admiral Lee just left here and inquired I had notified

Major-General Butler of to-day's operations. I told him I had not, but presumed you had. The gun-boats have failed to silence the battery permanently, and the monitor has been withdrawn and gone up the river. Navigation is closed at this point during the day, unless the boats run the gauntlet, which is very dangerous, as the enemy have perfect range of