War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0130 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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2.30 P. M.

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Horsemen, wagons, and ambulances have been constantly passing pontoon bridge, coming from Prince George side toward Cobb's. Heavy clouds of dust on the Prince George side indicate unusual activity of the enemy.

W. S. L.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

Have seen the smoke from a locomotive at the Weldon railroad depot for an hour past. Four more wagons, apparently loaded, just passed toward city on Richmond and Petersburg road.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, Signal Corps.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 10, 1864-7 p.m.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

At 4 p.m. a small body of infantry, numbering about 250, moved to our left near Weldon railroad. Seemed to be a picket relief, as they marched toward their line. Nothing further since last report.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

I do not understand how these men could march to our left and toward their line also.

B. F. FISHER.

They marched from lead-works in southeast direction, and would, necessarily, strike their picket-line in front of the left of Second Corps or Sixth Corps line.

J. B. D.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

July 10, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward for your information the following report which has just been received:

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 10, 1864-10.30 p.m.

Captain FISHER:

A train of ten box-cars and one platform-car has just passed south on the Weldon railroad. Could not tell what it was loaded with.

DUFF,

Lieutenant.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

By order:

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant of Signal Corps.