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requisition not already forwarded should be sent as soon as possible. It consists of about 13,000 rounds of 30-pounder Parrott, 10,000 rounds 4 1/2-inch gun, 10,000 rounds 8-inch mortar. The deficiency in the supply for the 100-pounder Parrotts, 8-inch siege howitzers, and 10-inch mortars can remain for the present unfilled, although liable at any time to be called for. I keep my train afloat until needed, so that there is no objection to having a large supply on hand.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, June 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Your dispatch received, and arrangements made to answer your calls for ammunition.

GEO. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Ordnance.

WASHINGTON, June 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Three thousand more of 8-inch mortar-shells are due now at Fort Monroe. A plentiful supply will commence about the 10th of July.

G. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, Broadway Landing,

June 30, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Brigadier General RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Armies in the Field, City Point, Va.:

My guns are being rapidly sent forward, and the ammunition is used very freely. It is absolutely necessary that I should have fifteen more wagons. Can you supply me as quickly as possible? and oblige,

Your obedient servant,

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., June 30, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train:

Your dispatch is received. Fifteen wagons have been ordered to report to you immediately.

R. INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 30, 1864-9 p.m.

Colonel ABBOT:

General Weitzel wishes the 100-pounder and the 10-inch mortars taken the batteries to-morrow. Will you furnish an officer and the necessary men? I will supply the sling carts and horses. What officer will you send, if any? I can furnish one, but no men.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain of Ordnance.