War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0338 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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JUNE 23, 1864-1.20 p.m.

General MEADE:

About a brigade of infantry has just passed to our left upon the same road on which the infantry and artillery before reported passed. The road is full of stragglers. The point at which the troops are seen is close by the Weldon and Petersburg Railroad, about two miles west from station.

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

FIELD SIGNAL STATION, June 23, 1864-4 p.m.

Captain B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Cannot see any change in front of this point. Cannot find any road used by enemy. Have not seen any movement of enemy this p.m. Enemy have a signal station behind woods to the left of Jones' house.

W. H. WARTS,

Lieutenant.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 23, 1864-5.30 a.m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general wishes to know what progress you have made this morning. He is at General Wright's headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 23, 1864-6 a.m.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL or

ANY STAFF OFFICER AT GENERAL BIRNEY'S HEADQUARTERS,

If General Birney is not at his headquarters will any staff officer there inform General Meade what progress has been made this morning, what advance made since the hour of attack, and what the condition of things is in front of the Second Corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 23, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Birney reports that on his left his skirmishers have advanced about a mile and find no enemy in their front. On General Birney's right the line it occupied yesterday has been regained. There is some skirmishing on the right. General Birney is about half a mile from here. A further report from him has been sent for and is expected in a few moments.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.