War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1124 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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woods in latter direction; in one or two places quite numerous, and in other places very scattering. Smoke indicates small camp opposite Morton's Ford. See no smoke of any extent below Morton's Ford. Guns in position at Raccoon, Morton's, and Smoerville Fords. No further movement seen.

P. A. TAYLOR,

[29.] Captain and Signal Officer.

PONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 15, 1863.

Captain NORTON:

Th last firning was the enemy shelling our cavalry at Raccoon Ford, but without effect, the shells passing over their heads.

[29.] TAYLOR.

PONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 16, 1863-11 a. m.

Captain NORTON, Chief Signal Officer:

I see no change on the river front. A brigade of infantry has just occupied the intrenchments opposite Morton's Ford. Camps in the direction of Orange Court-House appear the same. Wagons passing up and down opposite Raccoon Ford.

[29.] TAYLOR.

PONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 16, 1863-5 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Enemy's camp smokes are considerably increased opposite Morton's Ford and diminished behind east front Cleark's Mountain. Wagons passing up and down on river road at intervals early all day. Train of twenty wagons and small hered cattle passed below Morton's Ford. No change on river front from Somerville to Morton's Ford. Castle reports from Buford that he cannot go to the mountain until 7 a. m. to-morrow.

TAYLOR,

[29.] Catain and Signal Officer.

PONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 17, 1863-9.50 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

Too thick to see far this morning. Can see no change along the river.

[29.] TAYLOR.

PONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

November 17, 1863-5 p. m.

Captain NORTON;

I see no change since last report except that tents have appeared woods little above Raccoon Ford. Appearance to-day confirms muy reports of last evening that camps have dimished behind east front Clark's Mountain.

[29.] TAYLOR.