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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 14, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following message has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

RIVER-BANK [SPRING HILL] SIGNAL STATION, June 14, 1864-4.10 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

A train partly loaded with troops has just passed toward Richmond.

GARRETT,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 14, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer on the tower reports that he-

Observed just before dark a column of dust about half a mile long on the turnpike north of the railroad junction one mile, and another to the west of the junction one mile.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

WALKER'S POINT SIGNAL STATION, June 14, 1864.

Lieutenant STRYKER:

Nine steamers have passed up the river laden with troops. Three vessels have passed down, one the S. R. Spaulding. The others a steamer and steam tug.

THOS. H. FEAREY,

Second Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

GILLMORE'S HEADQUARTERS, June 14, 1864-8 a.m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The detail of 600 men has been ordered again. No movements indicating an increase of the enemy's forces in my front have been observed. Everything has been quiet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.