War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0516 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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COURT-HOUSE SIGNAL STATION, July 4, 1863-5. 15 p. m.

General MEADE:

Three regiments of cavalry and four wagons passed along our front, 2 1/2 miles out from town, halted on the hills northwest from the college building, and were there joined by two more regiments, a battery of artillery, and two ambulances, coming from behind the hills. The column is now moving toward the Chambersburg road.

Dense smokes have been seen all day behind the hills in the direction of Cashtown.

P. A. TAYLOR,

First Lieutenant, Acting Signal Officer.

COURT-HOUSE SIGNAL STATION, July 4, 1863-7. 15 p. m.

General MEADE:

A train of thirty-three wagons just passed from near Herr's tavern toward the Fairfield road. Several smaller trains have been seen during the day in the same direction.

The column of cavalry reported this p. m. moving toward Chambersburg pike, halted behind the woods north of the seminary, head of column resting on the Tapeworm road. It is still there at this hour; horses grazing.

P. A. TAYLOR,

First Lieutenant, Acting Signal Officer.

ROCK SIGNAL STATION, July 4, 1863-7. 40 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

All quiet in front. Enemy just relieved their outer pickets. There has been passing for the last twenty-five minutes (and is still passing), along what is called the Fairfield road, a steady stream of heavy wagons, ambulances, cavalry, and what seems to be artillery, or else flying artillery, and no cavalry. The move slowly, and to our left.

WILLIAM H. HILL,

I. S. LYON,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS, July 4, 1863-9 p. m.

Major-General HOWARD:

Our pickets report that they hear artillery, or trains are heard to move in a western direction. The think they move on the Cashtown road.

Respectfully,

CHAS. W. ASMUSSEN,

Chief of Staff.