War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0234 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 16, 1864-7.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer on the Spring Hill Station reports at 7 a.m. that since 8.30 last night two trains passed toward Richmond and one toward Petersburg.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 16, 1864-8.10 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer at Spring Hill reports at 8 a.m. that eight cars loaded with troops just passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer, Dept. of Va. and N. C.

SPRING HILL, August 16, 1864.

Captain NORTON:

Three pieces of artillery moving from railroad station east, across open space to the enemy's line of works, nearly opposite my station.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VA. AND N. C.

No. 224. In the Field, Va., August 16, 1864.

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XI. The One hundred and fifty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, National Guard, now at Norfolk, will be relived from duty there and ordered to Ohio for muster out. Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, August 16, 1864.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

Your telegram of the 14th received this morning. Will send you 240 24-pounder shell to-morrow. I have telegraphed to Washington requesting that supplies of these shells be hurried forward as fast as possible.

T. EDSON,

Captain of Ordnance.