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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 13, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following report received from plank road signal station:

At 11 a.m. a battery of six pieces passed to our left on road near Weldon railroad. It was followed by several ambulances and wagons. No other movements of troops to-day. The enemy still continue at work on their lines in our front.

J. B. DUFF.

Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER.

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION.

July 13, 1864-7.35 p.m.

Captain FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

No movement observed this p.m. Discovered another signal station bearing south 40 degrees west from here and near Cemetery Hill. Intercepted rebel message:

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing of interest to report seen in enemy's camps near Cobb's. One gun-boat above Point of Rocks and two above pontoons.

OPERATOR

At C.

CHARLES L. DAVIS.

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 13, 1864-10 a.m.

Brigadier-General BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade, City Point:

The commanding general directs that you have on hand not less than 10,000 axes.

A. A. HUMPHREYS..

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, July 13, 1864.

(Received 11.30 a.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Your dispatch received and the axes will be telegraphed for immediately. I would mention that the wagons and other material for the last canvas train ordered have just arrived. They will require some fittings and other work here which will be done at once.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.