War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0054 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 6, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

I have been directed by Captain Edson to turn over to you all the 8-inch shells at Bermuda, about 5,000. Can you send a boat for them, or what arrangement will you make? The boats now containing them cannot be moved.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain and Ordnance Officer.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 6, 1864-4 p. m.

Captain ALFRED MORDECAI,

General Butler's Headquarters:

I will send a barge for the shells in a day or two.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTERS, July 6, 1864-3.30 p. m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Artillery:

General Burnside directs me to say that everything will be ready for the 4 1/2-inch guns before daylight to-morrow morning, and he is anxious to receive them this evening.

NELSON L. WHITE,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, July 6, 1864-4 p. m.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

General Meade's Headquarters:

General Burnside asks for the other six 4 1/2-inch guns to-night. Shall I send them?

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 6, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery:

I will notify you as soon as General Meade authorizes the siege guns to be sent to General Burnside. General Meade is not now here, but is expected soon. They cannot be sent without General Meade's orders. I have informed General Burnside that General Meade will give instructions for the distribution of the train.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.