War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0717 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ing siege battery near Warren's headquarters, to take charge of the train. Have the guns prepared for moving, and, if possible, send them off before dark. If not, do it as early as possible to-night. I send six eight-mule teams for the guns and eight wagons for the ammunition and implements, supposing that there are about 400 rounds on hand. If more, you must send a wagon from your own train. Send a guard with the guns, &c., to see that they report as soon as possible at Broadway Landing. Do not start without a guide that knows the way.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 31, 1864-12.30 a.m.

Captain BROOKER,

First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Battery,

Near General Warren's Headquarters:

(Through Headquarters Fifth Corps.)

I start a train of sixty-one wagons to report to you with a letter of instruction. All siege material is to be moved here at once. This train is for the mortar batteries of Pierce and Petterson; your guns and Pratt's will be sent for by General Hunt, so be in readiness for this move.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 31, 1864-7.20 a.m.

Captain BROOKER,

Commanding Siege Battery near Warren's Headquarters:

(Through his Telegraph Operator).

I shall send a large train of about sixty wagons with twelve eight-mule teams to report to your, carrying a letter of instructions. They will report in, say, two hours. Have your guns and Captain Pratt's ready to start as soon as possible. Report the condition of progress of the mortar train.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, July 31, 1864.

Captain BROOKER,

Commanding Siege Guns, Army of the Potomac:

CAPTAIN: I send eighteen eight-mule teams and forty-five wagons. Of these turn over to the officer sent by Colonel Allcock, commanding Fourth New York, now waiting at your headquarters, six of the eight-mule teams and eight wagons to remove the guns in Fort Hell, for doing which Colonel Allcock has instructions. The rest of the train is for your command, the estimate as follows: The twelve eight-mule teams for yourself and Captain Pratt; the wagons as follows: Brooker, 9; Pratt, 5; Gillett, 15; total, 29. See that the platforms of Pierce, Patterson, and Gillett are brought away. I send eight surplus wagons, as the estimate of ammunition on hand may be erroneous, no