War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0150 N. AND SE.VA., N.C., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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[Inclosure No. 2.] CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION, January 16, 1865-5 p.m.

Captain THICKSTUN:

There are no troops moving on either Boydton or Cox roads, neither can I discover any wagons moving on either of those roads. There has been a regiment of enemy's infantry (about 500 strong) drawn up in line and inspected. They now have returned to their quarters, about half a mile to our right of the Boisseau property. There has been a working party (about 150 strong) at work near the Boydton road, at a point about twenty degrees north of west. They were a good deal scattered, but I was unable to determine what they are doing. A train of cars just passed, in direction of Petersburg, on South Side Railroad. During the day I have noticed seventy wagons moving westward on Cox road, and twenty moving in direction of Petersburg on same road. No trains of more than six wagons noticed.

VAN B. SLEEPER,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.

[Inclosure No. 3.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, January 16, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: Upon my return to quarters I learn that a report has been made to the effect that a force of the enemy and some wagons had been seen passing to the enemy's right. The officer commanding picket-line near Boswell's house judges the force to have been about 2,000, and twenty wagons. The force moved toward the right of the enemy's line.

Very respectfully,

GEO. N. MACY,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 16, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICERS FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD DIVISION, AND ARTILLERY BRIGADE:

SIRS: I am directed by the commanding general to inform you that your command need no longer be kept under guns, but that the officers and men should remain in camp ready to fall in at short notice if required.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. J. MILLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARTY. Brigadier, 2nd ARMY CORPS, No. 12. January 16, 1865.

I. Battery commanders who have their commands in readiness to move can unhitch and unharness, but will keep their men well in hand.

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By command of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard:

U. D. EDDY,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.