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PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864 - 5 a. m.

Captain B. F. FISHER:

There are no tents or the sign of any force on the right of the enemy's line near lead-works. The two batteries directly on front of station which opened heavily this morning have ceased firing. A large building is burning in the city. I have seen no movement of the enemy's troops.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864.

Captain FISHER:

The negroes in this last charge captured a brigade and four stand of colors.

CLARK.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864 - 6.20 a.m.

Captain FISHER:

The enemy's infantry has been passing to our right for twenty minutes. First noticed them at a point due west of the station, marching in rear of their line. They came our in plain view at a point northwest from station. The column was at least a strong brigade. All the camps within quarter of a mile of lead-works have been broken up. The largest visible from station has just been broken up, and the troops moved to our right.

J. B. DUFF,

Signal Officer.

[Indorsement.]

Copy to Major-General Warren, commanding Fifth Corps, for his information.

A. A. H.,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

JULY 30, 1864 - 9 a.m.

Captain FISHER:

The enemy are wholly concealed along the line in view of this station. Not one has been seen. Only three guns and those in redoubt at Gregory's house reply to us.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

(Same to General Warren.)