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nt us from receiving reinforcements. As I write this more prisoners are passing. They express gladness at being taken, for they anticipate something good to eat. Col. Spear has advanced with his cavalry brigade to a point one mile on the Blackwater road, which is to the right of the place where the Franklin and Petersburg railroads cross each other. The enemy is now in a straight line, about four miles from here. Col. Spear has opened with his howitzers, for the enemy is advancing skirm a military order " At half-past 9 o'clock we had to abandon our outmost signal station, the enemy having advanced close enough to pick off our men while engaged in signalizing. This was done immediately after a portion of cavalry on the Blackwater road were heavily fired upon and driven The signal station thus abandoned is a very curious affair and an ingenious one, too. It consists of nothing more nor less than a huge true, with the top sawed off and a platform on it. The reader m