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SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, June 28, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A large cavalry force moving toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

JUNE 28, 1864-1.45 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Lieutenant Bruyn reports a regiment of cavalry passing from east to west across Chaffin's Bluff.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

JUNE 28, 1864-2.35 p. m.

Colonel SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Three or four regiments, with a wagon train, are now reported passing.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

JUNE 28, 1864-3.45 p. m.

Lieutenant YOUNG,

Signal Officer, Butler's Headquarters:

Lieutenant B[ruyn] can only say that they passed from east to west across Chaffin's Bluff, as I telegraphed to Captain Norton at 1.45 p. m.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

JUNE 28, 1864-7 p. m.

Colonel SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy opened from the battery at the right of Howletts' house.

CROSS,

Lieutenant.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 28, 1864-7.20 a. m.

General BROOKS:

Please order the remaining troops of Turner's division, convalescents and others, to report to him on the lines near Petersburg.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 28, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Orders have gone out to relieve Turner's men. A few will have to wait until dark; the rest will be hastened off.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.