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WATER BATTERY SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-2.10 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

An infantry regiment is going west across Chaffin's farm.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps.

JULY 30, 1864-2.30 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Another infantry regiment is crossing Chaffin's farm, going west.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, &c.

WATER BATTERY SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-2.50 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Two more regiments of infantry are now crossing Chaffin's Bluff, going west.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps.

WATER BATTERY SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-3 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

The four regiments of infantry just reported have crossed the river and are going west; also one battery of six guns and caissons.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, July 30, 1864-3.25 p. m.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at water battery station reports at 3.10 p. m. that "Two more regiments of infantry, six in all, with fifteen wagons, have crossed to west side of James River."

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-6 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of sixteen cars loaded with troops just passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.