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Richmond at 4 a. m. The same officer reports at 6 a. m. that he saw at that time twenty-nine wagons and two batteries of artillery pass by the Junction on turnpike toward Richmond.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

July 29, 1864 - 7.10 a. m.

Brigadier General G. WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at Spring Hill reports that at 7 a. m. eighteen empty cars passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

Very respectfully, &c.

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

July 29, 1864 - a. m.

Captain DANA,

Signal Officer, Headquarters Tenth Army Corps:

Tell Bruyn to watch immediately for the crossing of two batteries of artillery and twenty-nine wagons. They passed the Junction at 6 a. m.

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

JULY 29, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

More trains of wagons and ambulances have just crossed Chaffin's farm. A few wagons and ambulances are returning from the east toward the enemy's pontoon bridge a little this side of Drewry's Bluff.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION,

July 29, 1864 - 11.10 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

Fourteen empty cars have just passed the Junction toward Petersburg. A large force of cavalry is now passing on turnpike near the railroad junction, toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

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