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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, December 11, 1864-5 p.m.

Captain PAINE,

Signal Officer:

All quiet this p.m. No change has been observed in enemy's camps. The following have been intercepted:

12.45 P. M.

Colonel BRENT:

One gun-boat off Point of Rocks and one off Strahan's lower landing. Steamer off Strahan's upper landing.

STEAURT'S FRONT.

No change in enemy's camp observed this a.m.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

3.50 P. M.

Colonel BRENT:

All quiet. Gun-boats in same position.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, December 11, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The Church road station reports:

At 1 p.m. two trains of cars passed westward on South Side Railroad. Between the hours of 2.30 and 3.30 p.m. two small detachments of infantry, about 250 in each detachment, moved toward Petersburg on the Cox road. Too misty to see most of the day.

No changes from the other points excepting there was no firing between the pickets from the lines to our right of the load-works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Colonel and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, December 11, 1864-5.20 p.m.

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant,&c.:

4.30 P. M.

No change in the enemy's camps; have not been able the enemy's road north of the Appomattox to-day. There is an apparent cessation of hostilities in front and to the right of the lead-works, both ours and the enemy's pickets appearing on the space between the lines carrying wood.

MARCY.

Respectfully forwarded.

L. A. DILLINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.