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OCTOBER 26, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel G. A. KENSEL,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer at James River tower reports six light pieces, probably 10-pounders, in working to enemy's right of Cox's Ferry in addition to the heavy guns. Enemy building battery on new line of rifle-pits reported yesterday 60 degrees west from here (tower) on south side river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. R. CLUM,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA., AND N. C.

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Numbers 313.

In the Field, Va., October 26, 1864.

1. The Two hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers is relieved from duty with the engineer department and will report immediately to Brevet Major-General Terry, commanding Tenth Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Butler:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT BRADY, VA., October 26, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Artillery:

COLONEL: Have the honor to report that the enemy have shelled very slowly, and but for a short time at the Gap to-day. Returned their fire with the 4.5-inch gun alone. Moved the mortars, and everything belonging to them to Fort Brady to-day. Unfortunately, broke the light sling cart in going across the canal; was compelled to transport the pieces in a Government wagon. Major Ludlow has at last acknowledged that the fire is very light during the day. Am glad of that. General Butler has sent two companies of infantry to support me at Fort Brady. Did not know the team with ammunition was here or I should have loaded it with ammunition for the 12-pounder and Sawyer guns. Will see that it is sent in the next teams. Have left a man at the Gap to look out for the magazine. Fort Brady is nearly completed. General Butler was here this p.m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. H. PIERCE,

Captain, First Connecticut Artillery.

HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT,

October 26, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Reserve Artillery:

DEAR COLONEL: I have now an additional battery, making, with ten pieces expected from you, twenty pieces of artillery for the lines, and I shall be glad, if possible, to have your officer, the major you

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