HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, July 12, 1864.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following reports just received from the signal stations at Jordan's house and near plank road:
JORDAN'S HOUSE, July 12, 1864-6 p.m.
Same as usual along this line. Enemy are strengthening their works on the plateau opposite.
NEAR PLANK ROAD, July 12, 1864-6 p.m.
No movement of troops sine this a.m. Trains have been seen on Weldon railroad near lead-works, but none south of that point. The enemy have been at work almost all day on their lines north of station.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. F. FISHER,
Captain and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.
WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, July 12, 1864-7.45 p.m.
Chief Signal Officer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:
A heavy smoke hangs over everything in view. Enemy very busy about Farley's this p.m. The steam reported in direction of Whitehead's has been visible all day and may be a steam-mill. Intercepted rebel message:
No movements of troops in enemy's camp about Cobb's this p.m. Three gun-boats off Point of Rocks and one gun-boat above pontoon.
(Same to A. B.)
CHAS. L. DAVIS,
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 12, 1864.
General headquarters is located near the Prince George Court-House road about half a mile west of Birchett's house.
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 12, 1864.
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5. Brigadier General R. De Trobriand, volunteer service, is assigned to duty with the Second Army Corps, and will report for further instructions to Major-General Hancock, commanding that corps.
By command of Major-General Meade: