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AUGUST 5, 1864-9 a. m.

Captain FISHER:

Parties of enemy at work in the redoubts to-night left and rear of

Gregory house.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

SIGNAL STATION, PLANK ROAD,

August 5, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

No movements of enemy visible this morning.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

August 5, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following is respectfully forwarded:

JORDAN'S HOUSE STATION.

The enemy has just put a battery of five guns in the redoubt in rear of Whitehead's.

T. R. CLARK,

Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

August 5, 1864-8.30 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: From the plank road signal station I have the following:

No movement of the enemy visible at this and of the line. No change apparent when the heavy firing commenced in front of the Eighteenth Corps. The enemy continued working during the day upon the work west of the Weldon railroad, also at other points of their line.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864-10 p. m. (Received 6th.)

General MEADE:

General Birney has just sent me the following statement:

Prisoners from Hill's corps state that to prevent their march from Petersburg to this point being observed from the tower on the Appomattox, they were compelled to avoid the turnpike and come by a circuitous route.

This was a voluntary statement.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.