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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 9, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel FULLER,

Quartermaster, Bermuda:

Three boxes containing Sawyer shell, directed General Butler, came up on the mail boat last night. Please send them out as soon as possible.

GEO. A. KENSEL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Artillery.

BERMUDA, July 9, 1864.

Colonel KENSEL:

I have just returned from City Point. I have found two boxes marked General Butler which came up from City Point this a.m. No notice of their arrival was sent to me. The Mattano left here at 11 o'clock with orders to report to Point of Rocks to take General Butler on board. Please telegraph me if she is not about there and I will telegraph.

C. E. FULLER.

Lieutenant-Colonel FULLER:

The Mattano has arrived. She went above Point of Rocks, but is now here. Send up the two boxes of shell this afternoon.

GEO. A. KENSEL,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, [July 9, 1864.]

Lieutenant-Colonel JACKSON,

Chief of Artillery, Tenth Corps, Brooks' Headquarters:

General Butler wishes to make experiments with 6 and 12 pounder Sawyer shell to-night. There is a 6-pounder steel Sawyer gun somewhere on the line. Please send it and a Napoleon to these headquarters before dark.

GEO. A. KENSEL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Artillery.

[JULY 9, 1864.]

Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Jackson has received your dispatch, and has gone to the front to make arrangements about withdrawing guns from the parapet.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.