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HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, July 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

General Meade's Headquarters:

I hear that Russell's division of the Sixth Corps is on the move. If the demand for siege guns continues I shall soon need the Second Connecticut, which is in Upton's brigade, of this division. Cannot it be ordered on this duty at once, if its division is ordered off and more guns are likely to be needed?

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 6, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

General Russell's division is not under orders. We will attend to the matter when you come to-morrow. Send no guns away without my orders.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, July 6, 1864-4.15 p. m.

Major TRUMBULL,

First Connecticut Artillery, General Smith's Headquarters:

Please notify General Smith that I have received a good supply of 8-inch mortar shells and that the necessity for a very sparing use of them has ceased.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

CROW'S NEST BATTERY, July 6, 1864-10.30 p. m.

Colonel ABBOT:

Fired ten shells from mortars. Composition did not work satisfactorily. The handspikes we have are too large to use under the notches of the mortars. Sawyer gun will be ready to mount to-morrow night.

GEO. B. COOK,

Major First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Line Siege Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, July 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff to Lieutenant-General Grant:

Will you do me the favor to ask the general if he has received a letter from me within the last ten days? The letter did not require an answer, but I would like very much to know if it was received.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.