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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND N. CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

June 6, 1864.

Colonel PAINE,

Acting Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report for the information of the general commanding that I have been making a telescopic reconnaissance from the south side of the Appomattox this p.m., and carefully watching two points on the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad. The only train that has passed over the road since 6 o'clock this morning was one of eight cars, loaded with troops, which passed from Petersburg toward Richmond at 3.20 p.m.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

FLAG-SHIP AGAWAM,

Farrar's Island, June 6, 1864.

Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy:

Nothing new to communicate. Visited army lines to-day. They are thought to be very strong.

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 40. In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., June 6, 1864.

Lieutenant George Dimock, First Connecticut Artillery, is hereby assigned to duty in command of the water battery on James River.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain, 47th New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., June 6, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel H. S. COMMAGER,

Sixty-seventh Ohio Vols., General Officer of the Day:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding authorizes you to give the assurance to the enemy that the burial party sent out by them for the purpose of burying the bodies of those of our men who may be close to their lines will not be fired upon. None of the enemy, however, but the burial party will be permitted to advance from their lines. If the enemy will permit the bodies to be brought in and buried by our own men, it would be preferable.

By order of Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.