War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0157 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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55.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 30, 1864-4.45 a.m.

Colonel WAINWRIGHT,

Chief of Artillery, Fifth Corps, Hdqrs. Fifth Corps:

General Burnside is directed if his mine has failed to open all the batteries on his front and assault at once. Upon hearing his batteries open those of the Fifth Corps will open also.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff

56.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 30, 1864-5 a.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

There are no tents or the sign of any force on the right of the enemy's line near lead-works. The two batteries directly in front of station which opened heavily this morning have cease firing. A large building is burning in the city. I have seen no movement of the enemy's troops.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

57.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 30, 1864-6.20 a.m.

Major FISHER:

The enemy's infantry has been passing to our right for twenty minutes; first noticed them at a point due west of the station marching in rear of their line. They came out in plain view at a point northwest from station. The column was at least a strong brigade. All the camps, one-quarter mile of lead-works, have been broken up. The largest visible from station has just been broken up, and the troops moved to our right.

J. B. DUFF,

Signal Officer.

58.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864.

Major FISHER:

The enemy are wholly concealed along the line in view of this station. Not one has been seen; only three guns and those in redoubt at Gregory house reply to us.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant, &c.

(Copy sent to General Warren.)