War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0432 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

In the field, July 24, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff, Fort Monroe:

By direction of the lieutenant-general commanding no passes or permits to recruiting agents of States will be given allowing such agents to come to the front.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

SUNDAY, July 24, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel BIGGS,

Chief Quartermaster:

Send me a list of all the boats in the department capable of going through the canal and the sound; also their capacity in men and rations and where they are. This is be confidential.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN,

Broadway Landing, Va., July 24, 1864-9 a.m.

Captain EDSON,

Ordnance Officer, Fort Monroe:

I am greatly in need of Coehorn mortar ammunition. A large supply has been ordered for me to be sent to Fort Monroe. If you can forward a few hundred rounds, 2,000 if possible, in advance of its arrival, I shall be greatly obliged. Please reply.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

FORT MONROE, July 24, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding, &c.:

Eight hundred and thirty-eight shells for Coehorn mortars will be sent you by boat to-day.

T. EDSON,

Captain, &c.

HEADQUARTERS,

In the Field, July 24, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding, &c.

Your telegram in relation to the relief of Turner's division is received. I wish as heartily as you do that it might be carried out, but the exigencies of the service, as I understand the plan of the lieutenant-general, do not permit it.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.