War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0086 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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(about) as musket-balls, and are used in shells when fired at not less than 600 or 800 yards range. I think a whole canister, forty-eight balls, may be inserted with a bursting charge; put the balls in first. If possible, fire one to the rear and examine the penetration to see if the plan is of service.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, July 8, 1864-5.20 p. m.

Major C. S. STEWART,

Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, Fort Monroe, Va.:

The mantlets (how many not yet reported) have arrived at City Point. I think the supply on hand is now sufficient for present purposes. Please retain the remaining sixty-eight at Fort Monroe subject to my order.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

JULY 8, 1864.

Major-General SMITH,

Eighteenth Corps:

Where is General Franklin this morning?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

SMITH'S HEADQUARTERS, July 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROOKS:

General Franklin is at City Point. He could not come up with me last night.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, July 8, 1864.

General BROOKS,

Tenth Army Corps:

I go to Smith's at 11.15 by car. Shall return some time in p. m. Will see you if possible and will let you know.

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, July 8, 1864.

General BROOKS:

General Butler directs me to ask: First, how many troops you have on picket? Second, how many old troops you have on your lines?