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WALTHALL STATION, July 16, 1864-10.20 a.m.

Captain FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Just intercepted:

10 A. M.

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

One large steamer just passed Point of Rocks loaded with troops going toward the James River. Cannonading heard in the direction of the James River.

W. S. L.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

[CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.]

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 16, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

A detachment of infantry, numbering about 250,passed to our left near Weldon railroad this a.m.; also a small squadron of cavalry, about fifty in number, passed in same direction. Nothing else of importance.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, July 16, 1864.

Captain FISHER:

Intercepted messages:

2 P. M.

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Thirty-five wagons have passed open space going from enemy's front toward Cobb's.

W. S. L.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

2.30 P. M.

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Horsemen, wagons, and ambulances have been constantly passing pontoon bridge coming from Prince George side toward Cobb's. Heavy clouds of dust on the Prince George side indicate unusual activity of the enemy.

W. S. L.,

At C.

Have seen the smoke from a locomotive at the Weldon railroad depot for an hour past. Four more wagons, apparently loaded,just passed toward city on Richmond and Petersburg road.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain and Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, July 16, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Captain FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Four wagons just passed on Richmond and Petersburg road going toward Petersburg. Two of them uncovered and loaded with flour barrels. Column of smoke now rising south 25 degrees west from here and