War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0498 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Respectfully forwarded; the road referred to is the road immediately west of the Weldon railroad.

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

JUNE 29, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

Three trains of cars have moved each way on the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad. Enemy have changed the position of their artillery on left bank of Appomattox by moving guns from the center of the main works to points about one-quarter of a mile above and below.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

FRIEND'S HOUSE, June 29, 1864-6 p. m.

Captain B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Heavy artillery firing on enemy's works all day. One locomotive with one passenger-car left in direction of Richmond this p. m. Two freight trains are on the track about half a mile from Petersburg. a large drove of cattle on road from Richmond to Petersburg. Very heavy column of dust on same road all day.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain, &c.

JUNE 29, 1864-4 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

No change. Small working parties of negroes at work on enemy's works. From 1 to 3 p. m. saw heavy clouds of dust three miles north-northwest of this point. Woods on fire this p. m. in rear of enemy's works.

WARTS,

Lieutenant.

WASHINGTON, June 29, 1864.

General AUGUR:

Please remount and send to City Point the batteries of Benjamin and Gittings.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.