War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0084 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 8, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

General Ingalls or General Rawlins was requested by General Butler to move that mortar to Smith's line as soon as it arrives at City Point. I suppose they have done so. Telegraph Smith and see if it has arrived.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, July 8, 1864-8.20 a. m.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Headquarters General Butler:

I received no order yesterday about the mortar. Am I to take charge of it; and, if so, where is it, and its ammunition, &c.?

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 8, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery:

That mortar was ordered up from City Point yesterday.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 8, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

The heavy mortar has gone forward to General Smith. There is a barge here laden with shot, shell, &c., belonging to it. There should be an ordnance officer sent here to take charge of the same. Who will it be?

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 8, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

The commanding general directs that you send an officer to City Point to take charge of a barge loaded with shot and shell, &c., belonging to mortars which have been sent to Smith.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.