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JULY 6, 1864-7.50 a. m.

Major T. S. TRUMBULL,

First Connecticut Artillery, General Smith's Headquarters:

I have relieved you of everything but the Eighteenth Corps batteries, and placed Captain Brooker in command for the Ninth Corps, so telegraphing him.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 6, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Captain A. F. BROOKER,

First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Battery of Siege Guns on left of Ninth Corps, near General Warren's Headquarters:

I have placed you in command of the siege artillery of Ninth Corps, and ordered Lieutenant Sargeant, with a platoon of Company G and four mortars, to report to you at General Burnside's headquarters to-day. He will arrive about 3 p. m. Before that time you will ascertain where he is to be placed, and to-night will see him into position. You will report to General Burnside as above. Acknowledge receipt of this telegram.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 6, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery:

Did you get the order by telegraph of last night to send four mortars to General Burnside?

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, July 6, 1864-2.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Headquarters of General Meade:

The mortars (four 8-inch) started at 1 p. m. with sixty rounds each and a platoon to serve them. I shall come to your headquarters by 9 a. m. to-morrow unless prevented.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

FORT MONROE, July 6, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

I have directed Captain Mordecai to take possession of all the 8-inch mortar shells which may be on board transports in James River belonging to me and to turn them over to you.

T. EDSON,

Captain of Ordnance.