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of the C. S. Navy Department, but he says that you have unfortunately omitted to inclose that communication, and desires me to inform you of the fact in order that you may send it by the next mail, and in hope that this may reach you before you leave for Wilmington.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

One hundred and thirty-nine boxes ordnance stores have arrived for Captain Hatfield.

P. P. PITKIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 9, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

Telegram of yesterday received. Have ordered the nine mortars mentioned yesterday to Captain Hatfield. More are being delivered; will telegraph you to-morrow at what rate. Twenty thousand 8-inch shells are ordered to Fort Monroe for you. Commence sending them from New York on Monday.

GEO. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN,

July 9, 1864.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Colonel Burton wishes to change four of the 8-inch mortars last sent for Coehorns. I respectfully request authority to do so, as it, in my judgment, is a decided improvement.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864-10.20 p.m.

Colonel ABBOT:

You can make the change of Coehorns for four 8-inch mortars with Colonel Burton.

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Come up to-morrow if you possibly can, and as early as possible.

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.