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BROADWAY LANDING, VA., September 11, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel WHITE,

First Connecticut Artillery, Headquarters Tenth Corps:

Company L will arrive at Captain Burton's battery about 2 p. m. to-morrow to relieve Company G. Please meet them and see that the officers thoroughly learn ranges, &c. Company G will use the same wagons to bring them to Captain Pride's old station. See regimental order by bearer to-morrow morning.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, September 11, 1864-8.45 p. m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

Three 30-pounders, with the ammunition, are all at the battery, and teams and wagons returned all safe. Your telegram regarding Company L is received.

NELSON L. WHITE,

Lieutenant-Colonel Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., September 11, 1864.

Captain MICHIE,

Chief Engineer, Headquarters General Butler:

It is reported to me that a heavy rifled shell from Howlett house battery penetrated the cover of the magazine at Crow's Nest to within a foot of the chamber, where it burst. I have never thought this magazine secure, and would request that at least three feet be added to the exposed end.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy kept up an almost incessant musketry and artillery fire yesterday and last night. It has now subsided. A deserter reports the rebels mining opposite our right, and that a large body of troops are massed near the Crater.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 11, 1864.

General MEADE,

Commanding:

I have done nothing to-day in the matter.* Deserters from time to time have reported the enemy as mining, and I have been prepared.

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*In answer to Meade of 10 p. m., p. 785.

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