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[SEPTEMBER 19, 1836] - 1. 30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Second Corps, Mitchell's Station:

The following dispatch is sent for your information:

SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 19, 1863.

General HUMPHREYS:

The following message is just received from Pony Mountain:

"12. 50 p. m.

" Captain NORTON:

"A column of infantry, consisting of six regiments, has just passed over the northern face of Clark's Mountain, passing close to the signal station, going in a direction northwest by west. No wagons.

"TAYLOR,

Captain,"

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant, and Adjutant Signal Corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

MITCHELL'S STATION,

September 19, 1863-2. 30 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The movement of the rebel infantry toward his left flank is most likely designed to meet what he thinks is our effort to turn his left.

By camp smokes, show of troops, and the occasional sending of train of cars, we can make him think we have the whole army in his front where we are.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

SIGNAL DEPT., HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 19, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following message has just been received from Pony Mountain Signal Station:

Captain NORTON:

Between 2 and 4 p. m. a column of infantry, 16 pieces of artillery, 5 ambulances, and 20 wagons passed a point about 1 mile beyond Raccoon Ford, moving down the river.

TAYLOR,

Captain.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant, and Adjutant Signal Corps.