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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

October 27, 1864-9 a.m. (Received 9.50 a.m.)

Captain CLUM,

Chief Signal Officer, with General Butler:

(General Terry's headquarters.)

A train of eight freight-cars (contents unknown) toward Petersburg; an extra train.

VAN VLECK,

Lieutenant.

OCTOBER 27, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Captain CLUM,

Chief Signal Officer, General Butler's Headquarters:

(At General Terry's headquarters.)

Quite rapid musketry firing in front of Battery Numbers 3.

AMSDEN,

Lieutenant.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 27, 1864-12 m.

Captain CLUM:

Three small regiments have just crossed the New Market road, going to our right. They came from the direction of the James River.

BRODIE.

[Indorsement.]

Forward to General Terry.

BENJ. F. BUTLER.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

October 27, 1864-4.40 p.m.

Captain CLUM,

Chief Signal Officer, General Butler's Headquarters:

(At General Terry's headquarters).

Four freight-cars (contents unknown) and three passenger with passengers toward Richmond; regular train. All quiet on the enemy's lines during the day.

VAN. VLECK,

Lieutenant.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

October 27, 1864. (Received 7.30 p.m.)

Colonel JOURDAN:

The commanding general desires to know what and where that firing was this p.m.

H. R. CLUM,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.