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JULY 13, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT, Broadway Landing:

The Fourth New York Artillery is ordered to report to me. What instructions shall I give the colonel? McGilvery, commanding reserve artillery, is disposable; do you want him? It would be well now to finally arrange operations in detail. It would perhaps be well for you to come up. I am not well and cannot go down to see you.

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 13, 1864

Brigadier-General HUNT, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

I was about starting for the James River water batteries this evening to go to your headquarters early to-morrow morning. If you prefer me to come at once I will start immediately. Please let me know your wishes in the matter.

HENRY L. ABBOT.

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

P. S.-The 13-inch mortar broke its truck-car on the fourth shot. We are about trying to repair it.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 13, 1864

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

General Hunt desires me to say that it will do if you come up early to-morrow morning.

W. S. WORTH,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

BROADWAY, July 13, 1864 (Received 4.30 p.m.)

General WEITZEL:

Does the general intend to try the experiments to-night on the Crow's Nest battery?

HENRY L. ABBOT.

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 13, 1864

Colonel ABBOT,

Broadway:

General Butler proposes to be there at sunset.

G. WEITZEL.

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.

In the Field, July 13, 1864

General W. T. H. BROOKS:

The commanding general directs that you furnish me with a list of names of officers of Terry's and Foster's command above the rank of