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JULY 28, 1864-2.40 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

Yes. At Gill's farm. He can only see our cavalry and nothing of them farther than W. Hall's. It will not pay to establish any station.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

HDQRS. DEPT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, July 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

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

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 28, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

Nine freight and two passenger cars, empty, just passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 236. Washington, July 28, 1864.

The following orders of Lieutenant-General Grant are approved by the President:

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

No. 62. City Point, Va., July 19, 1864.

IV. Subject to the approval of the President, Major General W. F. Smith is hereby relieved from the command of the Eighteenth Army Corps, and will proceed to New York city and await further orders. His personal staff will accompany him.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

No. 64. City Point, Va., July 21, 1864.

I. Subject to the approval of the President, Major General E. O. C. Ord, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Eighteenth Army Corps, and will relieve Brigadier General J. H. Martindale, temporarily commanding.

II. Subject to the approval of the President, Major General D. B. Birney, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Tenth Army Corps, and will relieve Brigadier General A. H. Terry, temporarily commanding.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 28, 1864.

Major TRUMBULL,

First Connecticut Artillery, Headquarters Eighteenth Corps:

The company of Fourth New York will report at 9 a.m. to-day. The mortars will arrive with the train to-night. Only fifty rounds are sent with each, and by direction of General Hunt no more will be sent for

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