War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0680 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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WATER BATTERY SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-7.10 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A brigade of infantry has just crossed the James, going west.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A train has just passed the Junction toward Petersburg. Could not see it, but judge from the sound that it was heavily loaded.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, July 30, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL, Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at Spring Hill station reports at 8.15 p. m., that two trains had just passed the Junction toward Petersburg and one toward Richmond.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,

Numbers 87.

In the Field, Va., July 30, 1864.

The station on the northern shore of the James River, now known as Wilson's Landing, is hereby designated as Fort Pocahontas.

By command of Major General B. F. Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 30, 1864-10.45 p. m.

Colonel ABBOT, Broadway Landing:

All the siege material must be moved at once. The order says to City Point, but I have sent for further instructions about that. Make all necessary arrangements and let me know by telegraph. The matter is urgent. What can I do here in the matter?

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 30, 1864-11.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General HUNT, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Does the order include the Eighteenth Corps batteries? I start about fifty wagons to be loaded with the mortars of the Fifth Corps front, all they can carry of them. If you can send me the guns in Fort Hell, six 4 1/2-inch guns, and the guns of Brooker and Pratt, each six 4 1/2-inch guns, by artillery horses, it will aid me greatly. I will get some wagons for