HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
October 30, 1864.
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,
BROADWAY LANDING, VA., October 30, 1864.
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.
October 30, 1864 - 2.45 p. m.
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,
Forward to General Weitzel for his information.