War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0949 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS, September 30, 1863-11.20 a.m.

Signal Officers:

The order that the cipher be used is imperative.

MERRILL,

Captain and Signal Officer.

WALDEN'S RIDGE,

September 30, 1863-12.30 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Heavy firing is going on in the direction of Bridgeport, and I judge about that distance from here.

KLOKKE,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

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

Signal Officers:

In reporting firing give the number of guns you hear per minute.

MERRILL,

Captain and Signal Officer.

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

Lieutenant BERRY:

Give bearings of station from communicating station and Foraker's station.

MERRILL,

Captain, &c.

SIGNAL STATION Numbers 3, WALDEN'S RIDGE,

25 Degrees West of North of Cameron's Hill,

September 30, 1863-4 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The firing continued about two hours. Cannot tell the number of shots, but it was rapid. Apparently at Bridgeport.

BERRY.

WALDEN'S RIDGE, September 30, 1863-6.15 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

My station from the fort is north 35 degrees west; from Foraker's, west-northwest; from Jones', east.

BERRY,

Acting Signal Officer.