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capturing and destroying a large amount of enemy's property, 1 officer and 15 men. Please send me by telegraph word that he will be appointed to the first vacant captaincy in his regiment. Such acts as his earn promotion, and prompt recognition is the way to get gallant service.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

July 12, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding:

GENERAL: The following message has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 12, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Captain NORTON:

Four pieces of artillery came from the direction of Petersburg into the road one mile and a half east of railroad station going north. At this point lost sight of them.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Very respectfully,your obedient servant,

S. N. ROGERS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer

(Forwarded to General Grant.)

JULY 12, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Brigadier General H. J. HUNT,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac.

Your telegram received. Have ordered an officer to report as directed to Captain Turnbull.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

JULY 12, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Captain TURNBULL,

U. S. Engineers, Headquarters General Burnside:

By direction of General Hunt I have ordered Lieutenant Douglass, First Connecticut Artillery, to report to you for the duty of supervising the construction of the battery at Taylor's house. His company will serve the guns there. He will probably arrive at General Burnside's headquarters by noon, having no horse.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.