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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Pratt's battery can be moved to Numbers 17 and transferred to the new work as soon as the latter is finished. The 8-inch mortars can also be transferred from near Fort Sedgwick to Numbers 20. Can the work be done to-night?

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., October 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

I will send transportation to move the guns and mortars from Fort Sedgwick back to Numbers 17 and Numbers 20 to-night.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

FORT BRADY, VA., October 30, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Artillery:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have been in and around the canal a good portion of the day. Very strangely, there has been less shelling and more casualties than for several days previous; 1 man killed and 2 wounded, and 2 horses killed outright. Major Ludlow acknowledges, however that the 4.5-inch gun does the business effectually. Received the new projectile; shall make a careful report of its efficacy. General Butler sent me to-day forty-nine boxes and six barrels, the boxes containing 100-pounder shell and the barrels incendiary composition. Am directed to store them in magazine until further orders. Will send you a copy of my report to him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. H. PIERCE,

Captain, First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS,

October 30, 1864 - 2.45 p. m.

Major-General TERRY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

I am abut to leave for Fortress Monroe. The command of the forces will therefore devolve immediately upon you. Please keep me advised by telegraph of any movement, and in six hours I will be here.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

Forward to General Weitzel for his information.