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

July 29, 1864 - 11.45 a. m.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal at the water battery (James River) reports at 11.15 a. m. that he saw twelve guns and caissons, apparently with baggage, also three ambulances and six wagons, all crossing the pontoon below Drewry's Bluff, going east.

Very respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

JULY 29, 1864 - 1.40 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A regiment of cavalry and about thirty more wagons are crossing the enemy's pontoon, going east.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

JULY 29, 1864 - 2.40 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A cavalry column is passing over from Petersburg and Richmond turnpike, going east. The regiments have already crossed the river.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

JULY 29, 1864 - 5 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

A regiment of infantry and about thirty wagons loaded with forage are now crossing Chaffin's farm, going east.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of forty wagons just crossing the enemy's pontoon.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 29, 1864 - 7.25 p.m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of eighteen cars, empty, just passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.