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JUNE 29, 1864-9 a. m.

Captain FISHER:

No change; enemy still at work on line of works.

WARTS,

Lieutenant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, June 29, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following received from signal station near plank road:

At 7.30 a. m. a column of cavalry about 500 strong moved to left (southward) on road west of Weldon railroad. At 9 a. m. noticed about 150 Union prisoners marching under guard into Petersburg about one mile and a half northwest from station. At 9. 15 a. m. a column of cavalry began moving to left (southward) on road west of Weldon railroad, marched by fours, and was thirty-four minutes passing my point. Probably about 2,000 strong. Was followed by six ambulances and train of sixty-two wagons and usual number of stragglers and led horses.

J. B. DUFF,

Signal Officer.

Your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, June 29, 1864-4.05 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following report just received from plank road signal station:

A column of infantry has just passed rapidly to our left on the road mentioned in other reports near Weldon railroad. It was twenty-two minutes passing and I counted eighteen regimental flags.

J. B. DUFF,

Signal Officer.

I have the honor, general, to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, June 29, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

Another column of infantry of one brigade has just passed to left on same road on which the others were reported. A train of 143 wagons has followed in rear of infantry.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

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