War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0028 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, [August 3, 1864.]

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Two deserters from Posey's and Wright's brigades, of Mahone's division, report that A. P. Hill's corps is all in our front. Heth and Mahone occupy their old positions, and Wilcox occupies the extreme right of the line. They report no changes in position since their troops returned from Reams' Station. They know nothing of a projected railroad from South Side to Weldon.

Very respectfully,

J. McENTEE,

Captain, &c.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 3, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

One of the men deserted from the picket-line at dark last night, the other at 7 o'clock this morning.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 3, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Captain FISHER:

Small parties of enemy working at various points of line in view of station.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, August 3, 1864-9.10 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

No movement of troops or changes in the enemy's lines in our front.

A. K. CAROTHERS,

Sergeant.

AUGUST 3, 1864-11.30 a. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

No movements seen. Enemy's signal officer reports all quiet in our camps and no boats on the river.

C. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

AUGUST 3, 1864-7 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

No movements of interest observed to-day. Enemy's signal officer sends same report. A locomotive moving to and from near Weldon depot all the afternoon.

FEAREY,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.