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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

September 29, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

COLONEL: General Ord has just come in wounded, and thinks that the company you desire should not at present be moved from Battery Converse.

By order of J. H. Potter, colonel, commanding line of defense:

[CHAS. A.] CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

September 29, 1964.

Colonel ABBOT:

I suggested to Colonel Potter, who commands this line, and is apprehensive of an attack, that he could get assistance from Fort Converse, if needed, but of course he cannot since the pontoon bridge has been removed. In view of this, I think your arrangement is a good one.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, September 29, 1864-8.15 p. m.

(Received 9 p. m.)

Colonel ABBOT:

General Ord captured some heavy guns to-day, and two columbians and one 100-pounder are still in the works, but orders have been given to destroy them if we have to fall back. The general says, if you have facilities for moving such guns, he wishes you to send and take them away. They are about three miles, good road, from Aiken's Landing. You can take your party there at once and commence. Please reply.

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-camp.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., September 29, 1864-9.10 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel BABCOCK,

Headquarters of General Grant, City Point:

i and already started two sling carts for the guns. Will bring them to Aiken's Landing as soon as possible and embark them there at leisure, ewing covered by the gun-boats.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., September 29, 1864-9 p. m.

Major GEORGE B. COOK,

Chief of Artillery, Headquarters Eighteenth Corps:

You will have the two columbiads and the 100-pounder brought to Aiken's Landing as soon as possible. Lieutenant Gillett will see personally that it is done. He will take part of Company C, if necessary.