War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1114 MD., D. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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WILSON'S SIGNAL STATION,

November 3, 1863-9 p. m.

Colonel C. R. SMITH:

All quiet. Colonel Gregg reports infantry pickets opposite Beverly Ford.

D. McM. GREGG.

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WATERY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

Novenber 4, 1863-9 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

Enemy's camps easily traced this a. m. by smokes settled over them. One line of smoke north of railroad, stretching from point in front. Brandy Station along Muddy Run to Warrenton and Culpeper road. Another line little south of railroad, extending from Brandy Station to near Pony Mountain. A third line below Rappahannock Station, stretchig toward Stevensburg, which, with small smokes at Rappahannock Station, comprise all that are visible from this point. At 8 a. m. train of five wagons seen going into Chester Gap.

TAYLOR.

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WATERY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 4, 1863.

Captain NORTON:

Enemy's camp smokes remain the same. Lieutenant reports nothing new and no change this p. m.

TAYLOR.

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SIXTH CORPS SIGNAL STATION,

November 4, 1863.

General GREGG:

Is there a mistake in reporting infantry pickets at Beverly Ford? Infantry pickets have been in front of Beverly Ford all along. Were the pickets this side of the river, or was it some other ford? Please answer as soon as possible.

C. R. SMITH.

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GREGG'S SIGNAL STATION,

November 4, 1863-12.45 p. m.

Colonel C. R. SMITH:

The infantry pickets are on the other side of the river at Beverly Ford. It was intended to convey the idea that the infantry had not left there.

D. McM. GREGG.

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WATERY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 5, 1863-10 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

Too smoky this a. m. to see anything south of Rappahannock. Southerly wind drives smoke this way, filling the valley.

TAYLOR.