War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0508 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

July 27, 1864.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

I have just made a careful observation of the enemy's line from plank road to lead-works, and find no change in their camps. They have not broken up any of their camps, nor has there been any evidence of it to-day. At 11 a. m. discovered the enemy at work on a redoubt or fort of considerable size two miles and a half southwest from station and three-quarters of a mile south of lead-works. A train of cars, eight in number, passed into the city this p. m. No other movement or change.

J. B. DUFF,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864-12.25 p. m.

Captain B. R. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

A party is working in entrenchments at Farley's this morning. The officer reports that we are strengthening works at Gilliam's farm, and that three companies of cavalry just passed the pontoons from this side.

C. L. DAVIS,

Captain and Signal Officer.

JULY 27, 1864-2 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

The enemy's signal officer has just reported the following:

Since yesterday p. m. the enemy has pitched an encampment of some extent on Maria Gilliam's farm, and they are still at work on the fortifications there.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

JULY 27, 1864.

Captain FISHER:

The enemy's signal officer watching Point of Rocks reports movement of two regiments of infantry left of Cobb's. The signal officer watching front of eighteenth and Ninth corps has just reported a squadron of cavalry moving toward our front on road near Hare's house and fifteen ambulances on road near Battery 5, going in same direction

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

JULY 27, 1864-5 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

Small party of enemy at work shoveling inside of redoubt, near Gregory's house; also, on work one' half mile to left of Gregory's house. Work is abandoned on new line.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.