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WALTHALL STATION, September 12, 1864-6 p. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following have been intercepted:

11.30 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

A battery of artillery drilling in open space.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

Colonel B[RENT]:

At 1.20 p. m. the enemy commenced strengthening his works in open space; only one embrasure seen.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 12, 1864-6 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

All quiet this p. m. Party still at work on Fort Clifton. The following messages have been intercepted to-day:

9.30 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One regiment of cavalry passed open space to our right of Cobb's, going toward Point of Rocks. One battery and two regiments of infantry drilling in open space to the left of Cobb's. No boats visible in the river.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

Colonel B[RENT]:

Two boats in the river-one above pontoon and one off Point of Rocks. Seven wagons crossed pontoon, going toward Prince George.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

4.15 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

Seventeen wagons passed open space, going toward enemy's front in Chesterfield.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

5.45 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

All quiet this p. m. Gun-boat above Point of Rocks.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

One message at 5 p. m. I could not read on account of the wind shaking the glass.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.