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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

June 22, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer at River-Bank Station, Spring Hill, reports that "at 6 a.m. a train of seven cars passed the Junction toward Petersburg."

Respectfully, &c.,

RIVER BANK (SPRING HILL) SIGNAL STATION,

June 22, 1864-2 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of twenty-five freight-cars, five of them loaded with troops, has just passed the Port Walthall Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. CAROLINA,

Numbers 76.

In the Field, Va., June 22, 1864.

Captain John Hall, commissary of subsistence of volunteers, in addition to his present duties, is appointed chief commissary of this army in the field, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General B. F. Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 22, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

I have just received a dispatch from Lieutenant-General Grant ordering that you report to him in person at City Point. You had better very early in the morning. Your siege train has arrived.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 22, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

General Barnard desires you to send him a list of the guns which comprise the siege train of the Army of the Potomac which you are to have. He desires you also to get about eight 100-pounder Parrotts for special purpose.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.