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Page 10 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, October 1, 1864-6 p. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

It has been too foggy for observations during the day. The following has been intercepted:

6.30 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

Three trains of cars just passed up on the City Point road; no troops visible on top.

J. Q. E.,

At D.

(Same to A. B.)

11 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The camps to our left of open space have been increased. A transport just stopped at [Strahan's?] Lower Landing. Two gun-boats above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.


HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, City Point, Va., October 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General BENHAM,
Commanding Engineer Brigade:

GENERAL: Please have the kindness to send to these headquarters, without delay, a statement by regiments (exclusive of the Engineer Brigade) of the troops under your command guarding the defenses of City Point. It is essential that the number of each regiment, or skeleton of a regiment, with their supposed strength, be communicated to these headquarters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. S. PARKER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Statement of troops for the defense of City Point, October 1, 1864.

Officers Number of

Name or designation. present men pre- Number of

for duty. sent for guns.

duty.

2nd Battery Maine 3 117 4

Volunteers.

Provisional battery light 1 42 4

artillery.

Troops ordered by General

Butler to report to

General Benham:

205th Regiment 32 827

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Pennsylvania Volunteers.

200th Regiment 34 781

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Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Total. 70 1,767 8

Colonel Gates' command on

the 19th of September:

20th New York.

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200

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Colored troops.

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460

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Total. 70 2,427 8


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