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RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION, June 26, 1864-11.30 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of ten freight-cars just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

JUNE 26, 1864-11 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

Lieutenant Bruyn reports that cavalry and wagons have been seen crossing the river at Cox's Ferry toward the west for an hour, and are still passing.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

JUNE 26, 1864-2.35 p. m.

Colonel SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Troops are no longer passing.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

JUNE 26, 1864-2.45 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Wagons and horses have stopped passing within the last hour.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

JUNE 26, 1864-3 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

At 11 a. m. I notified you that Lieutenant Bruyn reported cavalry and wagons crossing the river westward at Cox's Ferry.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, June 26, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer on the tower reports that our batteries near a large house about four miles south of the tower have opened upon Fort Clifton.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.