War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0678 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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WATER BATTERY SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-10 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

About forty wagons and a cavalry company have crossed Chaffin's Bluff going east this a. m. A few wagons occasionally cross going west. A large tent has been pitched in open field on the west side of river, about half way between river and turnpike.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-12.30 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

About 200 head of cattle just passed on turnpike at Junction going toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-1 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Two cars with passengers and seven with freight have just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-1.15 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of seven empty cars just passed the Junction toward Petersburg. Twenty wagons loaded with forage just passed along turnpike at Junction going toward Richmond.

A. G. SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

WATER BATTERY SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Two squadrons of cavalry going east across Chaffin's farm; also fifteen wagons going east and eight going west across same point.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, VA., July 30, 1864-1.40 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Five hospital-cars with sick or wounded troops just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.