PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, July 3, 1864 - 6 p. m.
Captain B. F. FISHER:
A small detachment of infantry of about 100 men passed into Petersburg at 11 a. m. on Weldon railroad; twenty-five or thirty wagons passed to right on road near railroad. Noticed heavy column of dust in rear of enemy's works north of station late in the evening, but was unable to make out any movement.
J. B. DUFF,
Lieutenant and Signal Officer.
ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 3, 1864.
Corps and brigade commissaries will, while the troops are on the march, remain with the headquarters of their respective commands. The division commissaries will accompany and remain with their trains and take charge of the same as well as regimental supply wagons in their divisions. The corps and brigade commissaries now absent with the trains will at once be sent for to join their respective headquarters.
By command of Major-General Meade:
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 3, 1864 - 9 a. m.
General S. WILLIAMS:
There has been no change in my command since last report. A little picket-firing on the right of Birney's division during the night but nothing of any account.
WINF' S. HANCOCK,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 3, 1864 - 9 p. m.
There have been no changes in the disposition of troops in this corps, nor in the lines of entrenchments, and no new roads opened since the last report.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
No. 172. July 3, 1864.
I. The Fourth Brigade, Third Division, is hereby discontinued and the troops composing it distributed as follows: Seventy-fist, Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth New York, and Eleventh Massachusetts Volun-