War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1082 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 27, 1864-11.35 a.m.

Captain DAVIS:

Large camp of enemy on Boisseau's property, near the house-perhaps a brigade-has nearly all disappeared. Canvas tents still standing and roofs of log huts nearly all. Enemy's pickets busy connecting pits.

I. THICKSTUN,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION,

December 27, 1864-4 p.m.

Captain PAINE:

All quiet this p.m. No changes observed during the day. At 3.30 p.m. a train of cars loaded with wood ran into Petersburg on the lower track. The following was intercepted:

2.10 P. M.

Major P.:

One train of thirteen box-cars and flats, crowded on tops with men, have just passed rear of Battery 5, going toward enemy's left.

B. C.,

At D.

DUNN'S-2.40 p.m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

During the fog I could not see for the last three days. At p.m. a small boat came up the river and stopped at Cobb's. A small increase of tents at Point of Rocks. Steamer off Strahan's lower landing. Gun-boat in same position.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 27, 1864.

Captain DAVIS,

Acting Chief Signal Officer:

At 11.15 a.m. two trains of cars passed westward on the South Side Railroad. At 1.50 p.m. one train on same road passed toward Petersburg. At 4.30 p.m. a train of eighteen wagons passed westward on Boydton road. The enemy have been strengthening their picket-line at different points from west around to a point a little east of north.

I. THICKSTUN,

Captain and Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 469. Washington, December 27, 1864.

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59. Bvt. Brigadier General Guy V. Henry, U. S. Volunteers, is, by direction of the President, hereby assigned to duty according to his brevet rank of brigadier-general.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.