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[Indorsement.]

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

The above is forwarded for you information and for what it is worth.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, July 4, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following reports:

Six regiment of infantry left Petersburg this p. m. with twenty-six ambulances and twenty-two army wagons in the direction of Richmond. A train of cars left Petersburg in direction of Richmond at 4 p. m., upon one of the platform-cars of which three pieces of light artillery were. The rest of the cars seemed empty. Two trains of cars passed south-ward upon the Weldon railroad to-day. They appeared to be loaded with material to be used in repairing the road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864.

Captain FISHER:

Tents in enemy's works have increased in number since yesterday. Last night enemy constructed two platforms in rear of works, about twelve feet square, built of heavy timber, and look like beds for heavy guns.

WARTS,

Lieutenant.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, July 4, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

Noticed no movement to-day. At 10 a. m. a locomotive and five platform-cars passed south on Weldon railroad. At 3 p. m. a second train of thirteen platform-cars passed south, apparently loaded with ties or other material.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

JULY 4, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

From rebel signal station at Archer's:

Seven pieces of light artillery passed on City Point road above where it joins the Broadway road, and stopped on Jordan's farm below Battery 5.

B. E. T.

Sergeant.

A battery of artillery passed on east side of Battery 5, going to the front.

B. E. T.,

Sergeant.