War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0714 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

July 31, 1864-4.55 p.m.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at Spring Hill station reports at 4.30 p.m. that eleven empty cars just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

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 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at Spring Hill reports at 6.45 p.m. that eight cars partly loaded with troops then 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 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer on the Spring Hill station reports the following trains as having passed the Junction: At 11 p.m. July 30 one toward Richmond; at 11.30 p.m. one toward Petersburg; at 12.30 a.m. to-day one toward Petersburg; at 2.30 a.m. another toward Petersburg; at 2.35 a.m. one toward Richmond; at 3.30 a.m. another toward Richmond.

Very respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

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

Numbers 208.

In the Field, Va., July 31, 1864.

I. Brigadier General H. W. Birge, commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, will immediately proceed, with his command, to Washington, D. C., and there report for further orders. Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

II. Colonel Molineux, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, will immediately proceed, with his command, to Washington, D. C., and there report for further orders. Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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