War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0772 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 10, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Major FISHER, Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted:

Colonel B[RENT]:

About 8.30 two trains, one of six and one of eleven six-horse wagons, passed open space coming from enemy's left in Chesterfield and going toward pontoon. The camps to our left of open space have visibly decreased. Troops are drilling in open space above pontoon.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 10, 1864-1 p. m.

Major FISHER, Chief Signal Officer:

Intercepted the following:

12.30 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

Eleven six-horse wagons passed open space going toward enemy's front in Chesterfield. A force of cavalry, supposed to be two regiments, passed open space going toward lower pontoon.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

STATION NEAR GIBBON'S HOUSE, September 10, 1864-1.20 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER, Chief Signal Officer:

The enemy have a force of at least 2,500 men working on fortifications to left of Petersburg; the greater part on enfilading works reported last night.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 10, 1864-2.50 p. m.

Major FISHER, Chief Signal Officer:

Intercepted the following:

Colonel B[RENT]:

Several wagons passed military road going toward lower pontoon. A force of cavalry, supposed to be about two regiments, passing Bermuda Hundred road, going toward that place. I think it is the same force which I reported about an hour ago. A train of seven wagons passed open space going toward our front in Chesterfield.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.