War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0378 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION.

Three-quarters of a mile north of Jones' House.

June 24, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain FISHER:

I have the honor to report that at 3 p.m. a battery of six pieces was seen moving to our right on road two miles west from station near Weldon railroad. Small parties of enemy have been at work all day at various points strengthening their line. At 5 p.m. heard cannonading to our left about three or four miles distant.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

City Point, Va., June 24, 1864

Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

General Sheridan will rejoin to-day, probably. I suspect he will require as many fresh horses as can be furnished. Please notify the Cavalry Bureau. Will you please send 200 saddle and 100 ambulance horses to Captain E. J. Strang, assistant quartermaster, at this point.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES.

OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER.

City Point, Va., June 24, 1864

Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

The chief of artillery has made requisition for artillery horses. Please send 500 to Captain E. J. Strang, assistant quartermaster, at this place, as soon as transports can bring them,and hold 500 more in readiness in case Butler's army should want some. I shall know to-day the results of the inspections I ordered on means of transportation, and will report to you.

RUFUS INGALLS.

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864.

Major ECKERT,

Washington:

I understand General Butler has furnished party to clear out guerrillas and guard line. Have telegraphed Bickford to leave an operator at Fort Powhatan with an instrument. Doren will send a repairer to be stationed there.

CALDWELL.