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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

July 27, 1864-11 p. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

Three seems, from the sound, to be trains running on the railroad from Petersburg toward Richmond. Have been firing 30-pounders to keep trains off the bridge.

E. O. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

General HUNT,

Chief of Arty., Armies before Richmond, General Meade's Hdqrs.:

Can you not let me have twenty Coehorns? the enemy annoy my left with and they are the most effectual weapon to reply at short range.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

OFFICE CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,

July 27, 1864.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Chief of Artillery, Charge of Operations against Petersburg:

GENERAL: The corps commander is desirous of having additional Coehorn mortars to be placed along the line of entrenchments. He directs me to apply to you for twenty-five additional. We have now ten on hand. I would be very glad to have a number more-as many as can be spared me.

A. PIPER,

Colonel Tenth New York Arty., Chief of Arty., 18th Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Send up all your Coehorns to General Ord to go into position his left.

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

Subsequently verbally modified to send six.

H. L. A[ABBOT.]

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER, Commanding Division, Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Colonel Bell reports thirteen casualties this a. m., and seven since, from enemy's sharpshooters and shells, and that he has received no orders to fire in return by sharpshooters as directed by me yesterday. Please order at once your sharpshooters and batteries to use every effort to check the enemy's fire, and to damage them be every means in their power.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.