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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 2, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that no movement of any moment was visible from the several signal stations occupied.

About 12 m. the enemy took one of the guns out of the work in the vicinity of the Gregory Chimneys. Fifteen men, with their knapsacks, haversacks, &c., moved off with the gun, entering the woods in their rear, working parties going into and returning from same woods all the day. They are constructing works in these woods; can only see small part of it; therefore am unable to say what kind of works they are.

WARTS,

Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, August 2, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

All quiet. No change visible in camps or lines.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-5 p. m.

Major FISHER:

All quiet to-day. No movements of enemy visible from station. A few wagons passed and repassed on line of Weldon railroad.

H. W. FULTON.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 206.

August 2, 1864.

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4. The Fourth New York Heavy Artillery is relieved from further service under the immediate orders of the chief of artillery, and will report for duty to the major-general commanding the Second Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in my front during the night, nothing of importance transpiring.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.