War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0566 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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WALTHALL HOUSE SIGNAL STATION,

July 1, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain Fisher:

From rebel signal station this a.m.:

Colonel CUTTS,

Commanding Artillery at Archer's:

Take your guns into new position.

H. P. JONES,

Colonel and Chief of Artillery.

No movements to report. No other rebel messages received to-day.

F. FULLER,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

A scout is just in from General Wilson's command, having left him this morning at 7 o'clock on the road from Suffolk to Prince George Court-House. Wilson had succeeded in crossing the Blackwater and withdrawing all his command except the portion that came in with Kautz.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

(Same to Generals Warren and Burnside.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK:

In compliance with instructions which have been received from the War Department Colonel Tidball, Fourth New York Artillery, will be directed to report to the Adjutant-General of the Army, in Washington, on his way to West Point, N. Y., to assume the duties of commandant of cadets.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864-10.20 a.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I send you three Mississippi deserters from Hill's corps. They say that they understood this morning that Ewell's corps arrived yesterday, and that part of it was marching to their right, outside of their defenses. They place the troops in their intrenchments from their left to the right as follows: Beauregard, Longstreet, Hill (A. P.).

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.