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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, July 22, 1864-1 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

I forward the following intercepted portion of a message:

If you can possibly spare the time I would be pleased to have you call over. I would like to have your opinion in regard to changing the position of some of the guns.

JOHN LANE,

Major, Commanding.

The message is probably to Colonel H. P. Jones. Very smoky. No movements seen.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain and Signal Officer.

FIFTH CORPS SIGNAL STATION, July 22, 1864-4 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

No movement of enemy observed. Enemy are constructing a second line of works about 600 yards to the rear of and running parallel with main line.

WARTS,

Lieutenant.

(Same to Captain Fisher.)

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, July 22, 1864-5 p. m.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

I have the honor to report that I visited the station near the Jordan house this a. m., as directed, but owing to the very unfavorable state of the atmosphere made no observations of any importance. Could see the enemy's line from the white house, two miles southwest from station, but nothing distinctly along it or in the city. The railroads and depots in the city could not be seen. Have seen no movement from this station to-day. Could not make out the shape of the smoke-stack of lead-works on account of smoky state of atmosphere. The enemy have been at work all day on their line in rear of Gregory's house.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, July 22, 1864-5 p. m.

Captain CASTLE:

The atmosphere to-day has been very unfavorable for observations. Could see the line of Weldon railroad but indistinctly. No movements. The enemy have been at work all day on their line in rear of Gregory's house.

J. B. DUFF,

Second Lieutenant and Signal Officer.