War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0580 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 28, 1864-1.10 p.m.

Captain BROOKER,

First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Battery,

Near General Warren's Headquarters:

Lieutenant Patterson, with a lieutenant of Company C temporarily attached, will command the 8-inch mortar battery, with the platoon of Company A, now at Spring Hill. On reporting, Lieutenant O'Brien, of Company A, will join Captain Gillett, leaving his platoon in charge of Lieutenant Patterson, who will be at your headquarters for the purpose. Order him to this effect. Acknowledge the receipt of this telegram.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 28, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Brigadier General RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, &c., City Point:

I have received a sudden order to forward a large amount of ordnance to the lines. Please send me at once, if possible, sixty wagons and also five eight-mule teams for this duty. They will be returned to-morrow. Please acknowledge the receipt of this telegram and inform me if you can send the train.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

CITY POINT, VA., July 28, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

Your telegram requesting sixty wagons and five eight-mule teams is received. Please call on Captain E. J. Strang, assistant quartermaster, depot of repairs, for the same. He has been instructed to furnish you with them.

R. INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 28, 1864-3 p.m.

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, &c., City Point:

I have telegraphed to Captain Strang and received no reply. My men are waiting to load the wagons, and my orders to hurry them forward are peremptory. Will you please order him to send them immediately to report to Captain Hatfield, my ordnance officer, at Broadway Landing. Please acknowledge receipt of this telegram, and oblige.

Yours, &c.,

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.