War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0716 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 31, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

I have telegraphed to General Ingalls for cars to carry seven of your Parrotts, ammunition and detachments, to City Point. Hunt says they go there-the guns and ammunition. I have telegraphed for a locomotive for the heavy mortar. The Coehorns and siege mortars cannot be sent to-night; time will not allow.

A. PIPER,

Colonel Tenth New York Artillery, Chief of Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 31, 1864-2 a.m.

Colonel PIPER,

Chief of Artillery, Eighteenth Corps:

My guns must come here to be loaded and I suppose the word City Point was used by mistake. If you will have the guns dragged by hand to where I can get teams to them by daylight can send for them there then; but, if possible, do please forward them, each drawn by the caisson horses of a light battery, and the ammunition in wagons.

H. L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 31, 1864-6 a.m.

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster Armies in the Field, City Point:

Was my telegram asking for more teams and wagons received last night, and can they be sent and how soon, if so?

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

CITY POINT, July 31, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Your dispatch was received. Captain E. J. Strang has been ordered to send the teams you require at once.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 31, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Colonel Allcock has been directed to attend to the forwarding of the six Coehorns from Wainwright.

H. J. HUNT,

Chief of Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 31, 1864-7.15 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel ALLCOCK:

(Care of General Hunt, headquarters Army of the Potomac.)

A train, to remove the guns and ammunition in Fort Hell, will be soon started. Send an officer at once to Captain Brooker, command-