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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, March 1, 1865-9 a. m.

Captain DAVIS,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

All quiet this a. m. At 6 last p. m. a train of cars passed toward Petersburg; number of cars not known. No other trains heard during the night.

Very respectfully,

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

(Same to Lieutenant Dillingham, signal officer, Ninth Army Corps.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 53.

Before Petersburg, Va., March 1, 1865.

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4. Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. West (colonel Seventeenth Maine Volunteers) is hereby assigned to the command of the First Brigade, Second Division, subject to the approval of the commanding general Army of the Potomac.

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By command of Major-General Humphreys:

CHAS. A. WHITTIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, March 1, 1865.

(Received 12.50 p. m.)

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Eighteen deserters came in last night, all from Heth's division. Two have just come in from the same division.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, March 1, 1865.

(Received 10.05 a. m.)

Colonel RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report all quiet for the past twenty-four hours. No deserters.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.