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night, strengthening their position. There is considerable riding back and forth upon the road along the Weldon railroad. A few wagons passed southward over the same road this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

FRIEND'S HOUSE, June 24, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER.

Chief Signal Officer:

All quiet. Heavy artillery firing this a.m. The enemy charged on the right of Eighteenth Corps this morning and were repulsed, leaving 170 men and 5 officers in our hands.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Signal Officer.

FRIEND'S HOUSE SIGNAL STATION

June 24, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain FISHER.

Chief Signal Officer:

Nothing new; very smoky.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Signal Officer.

JUNE 24, 1864-4 p.m.

Captain B. F. FISHER.

Chief Signal Officer:

Enemy have constructed a counter-line of works extending from their left to about the center of main line. This work faces directly to their rear. Can see small parties of enemy carrying intrenching tools, muskets, and knapsacks from their works to the rear.

Some shelter-tents that were in works have been struck. Guns still in position along their line. No movement of enemy observed.

W. H. WARTS.

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

SIGNAL STATION.

June 24, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Captain B. F. FISHER.

Chief Signal Officer:

The following message intercepted from rebel signal station on custom-house in Petersburg:

Your men are not watching glass in communication with General Hoke's left. The should be severely punished. Send me the names of the men who were at the glass at once. I intend reporting them to the commanding general, so that the whole corps may not suffer for their delinquencies.

B.

FULLER.

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.