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of little or no force at Stony Creek and small guard at Blue bridge. Chambliss' cavalry brigade is in a demoralized condition and the greater portion of them have mutinied.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

HDQRS. ARMY OR THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

November 1, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The enemy's heavy gun, in what was called the Whitworth battery to the rear of the main line and near the Jerusalem plank road, has disappeared. The enemy has also removed the gun that was visible in fort near the Boisseau house. A working party of about 150 men are engaged in destroying the fort.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

I have directed special examination to ascertain what modifications the enemy are making of their line.

A. A. H[UMPHREYS],

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

November 1, 1864 - 2 p.m .

Major FISHER:

I have carefully examined the position about the Boisseau house. The enemy are throwing down an angle facing east, and as all their working party is engaged at that point I think they only mean to strengthen their line. The entire ground covered by the work is in a measure commanded by works to the right and left.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

First Lieutenant, Signal Corps.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, November 1, 1864 -5 p. m.

Captain TOWN,

Chief Signal Officer, Second Army Corps:

All quiet this p. m. The following have been intercepted:

9 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

Hourly a regiment of cavalry passes going toward enemy's left.

B. C.

At D.

(Same to A. B.)

10.30 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The enemy have thrown a pontoon bridge across the Appomattox during the night . Several trains of wagons went into the woods rear of Gilliam's farm.

J. A. S.

At C.

(Same to A. B.)