War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0565 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 1, 1864. (Received 2.10 p.m.)

Captain B. F. FISHER:

Another large body of infantry has just moved to the right on Weldon railroad. They marched slowly and were forty-five minutes passing. Seemed to march by brigades with intervals. There were five brigades. The road is full of stragglers. The column is on same road on which the enemy were reported moving to left on 29th ultimo.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

(Forwarded by Captain Fisher to General Humphreys.)

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 1, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

A brigade of infantry has just passed to the right on Weldon railroad toward Petersburg. Noticed three regimental flags. The column was probably 1,000 strong. There are many stragglers.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

(Forwarded by Captain Fisher to General Humphreys.)

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 1, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

Another column of infantry of about three regiments or one brigade has passed to the right (toward Petersburg on Weldon railroad near lead-works at same point. Twelve ambulances followed. Stragglers have been passing constantly since last report.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

(Forwarded by Captain Fisher to General Humphreys.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 1, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

In addition to those reported, another small body of infantry has passed to the right and three regimental flags were seen. A few wagons and ambulances followed.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

6 P. M.

The movement has entirely ceased.