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tenth Virginia Regiment,of Pickett's division, is at Dunn's Hill guarding an ordnance train, and that his whole division is on the Chesterfield side of the river, part of it at the Half-Way House, and the rest of it at Port Walthall Junction. He is positive that no troops have been sent away from here to re-enforce Early, or to go anywhere else, and that if Longstreet's corps had moved in any direction he would have known it. He says it is all in our front.

Very respectfully,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK,

(Forwarded to Lieutenant-General Grant by General Meade.)

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

July 14, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Chief of Staff;

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following report just received:

WALTHAL SIGNAL STATION, July 14, 1864

No movements seen or heard this a.m. Intercepted messages as follows:

"A. B.:

"Will you grant me twelve hours' leave of absence to visit Richmond? I have some important business there to attend to.

"D. TIMBERLAKE,

"Aide-de-Camp."

"8.15 A. M.

"Colonel BRENT,

"Assistant Adjutant-General:

"No change in enemy's camp in vicinity of Cobb's. One gun-boat and one steamer below pontoon bridge.

"W. S. L."

The other stations along our front report "no changes."

By order:

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant of Signal Corps.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 14, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following report received from signal station near plank road:

At 4.30 p.m. a detachment of cavalry passed to our left on road near Weldon railroad. It was about one regiment and was eight minutes passing; was followed by several wagons and many stragglers. No trains on Weldon railroad to day. Enemy's camp remains the same, in woods east of lead-works. They are still at work on their intrenchments at different points.

J. B. DUFF.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER.

Captain and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.