War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0139 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

July 10, 1864-6 a.m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train, Broadway Landing:

Lieutenant Sergeant with his detachment did not arrive until it was too late to put the mortars in position. Six wagons have been unloaded too late to put the mortars in position. Six wagons have been unloaded and sent back, but the rest of the mortar train stand near here. Can I keep it until dark to-night? It will cause much trouble if I try to unload it to-day and to find transportation and load it again to-night.

THOS. S. TRUMBULL,

Major First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 10, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

Did the general leave my paper with General Grant?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 10, 1864.

General BROOKS,

Tenth Army Corps:

He did.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 10, 18664-11.35 a.m.

Brigadier General W. T. H. BROOKS,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

I have seen Lieutenant-General Grant upon the matter upon which we were conversing, and he informs me that he has come to the conclusion to recommend you for appointment as major-general. Will that alter your wishes upon the acceptance of your resignation?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

JULY 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Grant's Headquarters:

Will you do me the favor to ask the general if he has acted on the paper handed to him yesterday by General Butler? If not, will he not please act on it soon?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.