War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0153 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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JORDAN HOUSE SIGNAL STATION, July 11, 1864-3.40 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at this point says he made no report to Colonel Burton as stated. Neither did any cars go into Petersburg to-day with his knowledge.

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

WALTHALL HOUSE, July 11, 1864-7.25 p.m.

Captain FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Intercepted the following rebel message:

E. B.:

Enemy has opened another mortar battery. It is near Beasley's house. It carries an 11-inch shell. This makes four mortars bearing on this place; the other three are at Battery No. 1.

V. H. B.

G. G. A.:

I am going to Richmond to-morrow. Can I do anything for you?

CALDWELL.

CALDWELL:

Call at corner of Eighth and Main streets and get a small book which Mr. D. Seal has for me.

B. E.

6.50 P. M.

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No movements of troops discovered to-day. One vessel above and one below pontoons.

W. S. L.,

At C.

No movements of any importance seen this p.m. Heavy smoke still hangs over woods in front of Ninth Corps.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain,&c.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, July 11, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC:

GENERAL: I submit the following report of an inspection of the hospitals at City Point, made pursuant to instructions contained in your letter of the 9th instant.

The number of men on duty there, and the corps to which they belong, are shown in the following table:

Second Fifth Sixth Ninth Caval Color Aggreg

Corps. Corps Corps Corps. ry ed ate.

Corps

Sergeants 8 4 3 3 --- 1 19

Corporals 7 5 6 6 6 1 31

Muscians 56 13 6 37 1 --- 113

Privates 207 98 113 100 76 13 607

Total 278 120 128 146 83 15 770