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of Lee's Mill and Black Hole Swamp. A regularly organized band of scouts, under a Lieutenant Reed, rendezvous in Black Hole Swamp. Fitzbugh Lee's division (Wickham's and Lomax's brigades) still in the Valley.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. C. BABCOCK.

WALTHALL STATION, September 11, 1864-12 m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Intercepted the following:

Colonel B[RENT]:

One regiment of infantry passed open space, going to our left of Cobb's.

R.,

Sergeant.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL STATION, September 11, 1864-12.15 p. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted:

Colonel B[RENT]:

The infantry of last message passed Cobb's.

R.,

Sergeant.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL STATION, September 11, 1864-1.40 p. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted:

12.45 p. m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

Two companies of infantry; first halted behind the cavalry in open space. They come from Chesterfield. Three wagons have also halted at same place.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL STATION, September 11, 1864-6 p. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

All quiet this p. m. The following was just intercepted:

Colonel B[RENT]:

All quiet this p. m. No boats in sight on the river.

R.,

Sergeant.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN.