War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0006 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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AUGUST 1, 1864-5 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

Labor is being performed on redoubts to left of Gregory's house. Four teams have been employed in drawing logs to work on fort, half a mile to left of Gregory's house. To what use they are put cannot be seen. A fort, or very high, short embankment, is being constructed one-half mile northwest of Gregory's house. It will command the whole area behind their front line of works to the right and left of Gregory's house.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 1, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following message has just been received, and is respectfully forwarded:

PLANK ROAD STATION, August 1, 1864.

At 6 a. m. 75 prisoners* passed to our left on Weldon railroad. Large details are working on fort near Weldon railroad. Lines in our front remain the same as reported yesterday.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

By order:

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant Signal Corps.

Major FISHER:

Can the signal officers at plank road distinguish uniforms of men passing along Weldon railroad?

A. A. H.,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Jordan's House, August 1, 1864.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

A column of cavalry is going into Petersburg on the Richmond road Twenty minutes in passing a point. Twenty-eight wagons and seven teen ambulances have passed.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Signal Officer.

JORDAN'S HOUSE, August 1, 1864-11 a. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

About as many more cavalry and wagons have passed in same direction since last report.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Signal Officer.

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*See Fulton to Stryker, 1.30 p. m., p. 7.

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