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HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, July 8, 1864-9.10 a. m.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Dispatch received. Will send mortars to-day and make requisitions for twenty more at once. This order leaves me only two on hand.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, July 8, 1864-9.10 a. m.

Major-General SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

Have received orders to forward six 8-inch mortars to you. Please notify me when the battery, including magazine, is ready, so that my train may not be delayed. I have no surplus transportation.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS GENERAL SMITH, July 8, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

Please send the mortars to-day; your train will not be detained.

H. S. BURTON,

Colonel and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY, July 8, 1864-10 a. m.

Major T. S. TRUMBULL,

General Smith's Headquarters:

The six 8-inch mortars will start to report to you in about four hours. I have relieved the platoon of Company G, commanded by Lieutenant Sargeant, now in charge of General Burnside's mortar battery, by Company A, and ordered it to report to you for duty with these new mortars, as soon as relieved. Company A starts at once. Please see that there is a good magazine ready as soon as possible for the new battery.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, July 8, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Captain A. MORDECAI,

General Butler's Headquarters:

Please notify me when the 13-inch mortar, with car, implements, equipments, and ammunition complete, is ready to start for Petersburg. I have a detail ready to move at once with it.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.