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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 10, 1864 - 7.45 p. m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that communication is now open by signals between Water Battery and working party at Dutch Gap.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 10, 1864. (Received 1.30 p. m.)

Colonel ABBOT:

General Butler desires that you send to Dutch Gap one 100-pounder, with carriage, implements, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Battery for it will be ready to-night.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain, &c.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., August 10, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Captain MORDECAI,

Headquarters General Butler:

Captain Hart told Captain Hatfield yesterday that the 100-pounder gun had no platform. Have you made any arrangement relative to it? It should be laid and the magazine started at once. The carriage is for a front pintle; it and the chassis are at Bermuda, but no platform.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 10, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Heavy Artillery:

All the siege material has been turned over to Captain Hatfield, and all arrangements will therefore have to be made by you. I can make none.

A. MORDECAI,

Captain.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 10, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY:

The general directs that you send the regiment of the 100-days' men on the front of the line which has the longest time to serve, to relieve the regiment now at Fort Powhatan as soon as possible. Transportation will be ready at Bermuda.

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.