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HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY,

Broadway Landing, Va., July 5, 1864.

Captain EDSON,

Ordnance Officer, Fort Monroe:

Will you please order the 8-inch mortar shells now at Bermuda Hundred, sent about two months ago, to be issued to Captain S. P. Hatfield, First Connecticut Artillery, my ordnance officer, and have invoices made out accordingly. They have never been turned over to Captain Mordecai.

HENRY L. ABBOT.

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

JULY 5, 1864-11.15 a.m.

Captain ALFRED MORDECAI,

Chief Ordnance Officer, Butler's Headquarters:

I am informed that the 100-pounder gun at Curtis' house and the water battery will probably be ready to mount to-night; also, perhaps, the Sawyer gun at Crow's Nest battery. I would, therefore, request that 100 rounds of ammunition for each of these guns, together with the implements and equipments, may be forwarded at once to the batteries, and invoiced to Captain S. P. Hatfield, First Connecticut Artillery, stationed at these headquarters. The magazines are in readiness, and I have ordered the cannoneers to the guns.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

July 5, 1864. (Sent 12.45 p.m.)

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery, Broadway:

The 10-inch mortars are ready to be mounted at Crow's Nest. I have but one gin and that is at the Curtis house. I have ordered implements and ammunition to be sent to the battery. Your telegram just received.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS,

July 5, 1864. (Sent 12.10 p.m.)

Captain HART,

Bermuda Hundred:

Send to Crow's Nest the implements for the two 10-inch mortars, also powder, fuses, and shell for 100 rounds. They must be there by 3 p.m. Lieutenant Prouty will take and deliver them to an officer at the battery.