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road from Fort Powhatan to Prince George Court-House, with three days' rations and forage; the regiment to picket the roads in that vicinity, the commanding officer to send in written report early every morning.

I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, July 8, 1864-8.10 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Your letter* to General Lee was received by me and duly forwarded, being received by Lieutenant Bolling, of the Ninth Virginia Infantry, at about 7.30 p. m., who promised that it should at once be forwarded to General Lee.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 8, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

Is it not practicable for you to send a brigade of troops from the peninsula between the Appomattox and James to General Smith? His line is so long and exposed that it is necessary to relieve the men in the trenches.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, Broadway Landing, on Appomattox River, Va., July 8, 1864-8 a. m.

Brigadier-General RAMSAY,

Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army, Winder Building, Washington, D. C.:

I think from present appearances that several more 8-inch mortars will be needed, probably with only short notice. May it not be well to have them in readiness for prompt shipment? Also some 10-inch mortar shells, of which we have only 2,675 on hand.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, Broadway Landing, Va., July 8, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General RAMSAY,

Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army, Winder Building, Washington, D. C.:

I have just received orders to apply for more 8-inch mortars. Please forward to Captain S. P. Hatfield, First Connecticut Artillery, care of

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*See p. 74.

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