War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0534 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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BROADWAY LANDING, June 30, 1864-9 p.m.

Captain A. MORDECAI,

General Butler's Headquarters:

Where are these guns and mortars going? In one battery, or two, land where? They are, I suppose, the ordnance at Jones' Landing. Have you gins? I will supply officers and men, but must know these details before acting. Probably I had better see General Weitzel very he will be at headquarters I will come.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

The guns will be hauled from Bermuda; have a gin. One heavy gun to Curtis' house, one to water battery, and one to Crow's Nest; also mortars. General Weitzel says he will be here in the morning, but he breakfast at 8 a.m.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, June 30, 1864-10.15 a.m.

Major T. S. TRUMBULL,

First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Guns, Eighteenth Corps, General Butler's Headquarters:

Captain Dow reports on hand 215 percussion-shells, 40 spherical case, and 190 powder. Does he mean that he has a deficiency of cartridges?

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

JUNE 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train, Broadway Landing:

I have just returned from the front. Captain Dow is deficient of cartridges, as reported. Please send some 8-inch mortar ammunition to-night for Lieutenant Jackson, say 200 rounds; he has used a good deal to-day. The Coehorn ammunition I have received. Captain Dow needs rope for hanging mantlets.

THOS. S. TRUMBULL,

Major First Connecticut Artillery.

JUNE 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train, Broadway Landing:

I have just returned from the front. Captain Dow is deficient of cartridges, as reported. Please send some 8-inch mortar ammunition to-night for Lieutenant Jackson, say 200 rounds; he has used a good deal to-day. The Coehorn ammunition I have received. Captain Dow needs rope for hanging mantlets.

THOS. S. TRUMPBULL,

Major First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, June 30, 1864-8.15 a.m.

Major T. S. TRUMBULL,

Headquarters General Smith:

I will forward the mortar ammunition and Captain Dow's rope and deficient cartridges to-night. Please always hurry back my wagons as