War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0388 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, July 22, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Captain FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

Very smoky; no movements seen. Enemy's signal officer reports increase of tents in camps at Cobb's Hill and movement of a battery and a regiment of infantry on the Bermuda Hundred road; also two squads of cavalry moving near Battery No. 5.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

CITY POINT, VA., July 22, 1864.

(Received 7.10 a. m. 23d.)

Major E. L. WENTZ,

Alexandria:

General Grant has ordered an examination of a line to connect with the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, and will, I think, order it built immediately.

C. L. McALPINE.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 195.

July 22, 1864.

I. Brigadier General W. F. Bartlett, volunteer service, having reported to the major-general commanding, is assigned to duty with the Ninth Corps, and will report to Major-General Burnside, commanding that corps, for further instructions.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, July 22, 1864.

General H. W. BENHAM,

Commanding Volunteer Engineers:

GENERAL: The note from you of the 21st instant, in reference to guards, &c., at City Point, was received last night. The commanding officer at this post was on the 20th instant directed to put such guards on the line of works as should secure their preservation, and his attention was also called to the bad police of a part of the line.

Very respectfully,

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

CITY POINT, July 22, 1864.

(Received 9.30 a. m.)

General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I am expecting a requisition for perhaps twenty-five more pontoons from General Weitzel for another bridge over the James River near