War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0578 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1864.*

Colonel ABBOT:

The Fourth New York Artillery is ordered to report to me. What instructions shall I give the colonel? Colonel McGilvery, commanding Reserve Artillery, is disposable. Do you want him? It would be well now to finally arrange operations in detail. It would perhaps be well for you to come up. I am not well and cannot go down to see you.

H. J. GUNT,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 1, 1864.

Major G. B. COOK,

Commanding Battery Numbers 1, near Curtis' House:

A 100-pounder gun will be sent to Curtis' house to-day.. When the officer reports its arrival put a guard over it and mount it, if platform is ready. You will receive further orders respecting it.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BATTERY No. 1, July 1, 1864-9 p.m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

The 100-pounder gun with carriage has just arrived at Curtis' house without ammunition or equipments, and I have no gin for mounting it.

Very respectfully,

GEO. B. COOK,

Major First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

July 1, 1864.

General WEITZEL,

Chief Engineer:

I understand the gun for the battery at Curtis' house in on the way here. It ought not to go in sight of the enemy until night. The battery I believe is ready, as is also the battery at the Crow's Nest. What news from Wilson and generally? Did Smith Attack?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 1, 1864.

General BROOKS:

Will you please cause the direction to be given that the gun shall not be put in position until dark. It will pass your headquarters on its way. Wilson has not been heard from yet. Grant thinks he has struck off south. Wright and Sheridan are still out to assist him. Smith had

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*Void. For dispatch under its proper date of July 13, see Part III, p. 219.

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