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TREE STATION, August 11, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Major FISHER:

At 11.30 a. m. thirty-six wagons seen moving toward our right on road near lead-works. A force of cavalry have just passed on the Richmond and Petersburg road going toward Richmond. They were ten minutes passing and were followed by six wagons. Another company followed the wagons, taking four minutes to pass. There were two flags, both red. Wagons have been passing just beyond on same road for about twenty minutes, going toward Richmond. I counted thirteen before the cavalry came and thirty after they had passed.

T. H. FEAREY,

Second Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

August 11, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatches are respectfully forwarded:

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION.

At 2.30 p. m. a body of cavalry moved to our right on line of Weldon railroad, followed by a train of fourteen wagons, but owing of the smoke intervening, blown from the burning woods upon our left, a correct estimate as to the number of cavalry could not be made. They probably numbered 500; were ten minutes in passing. No other movement visible since last report. No change in camp visible.

FULTON.

WALTHALL HOUSE STATION.

Between 2 and 3 p. m. saw heavy dust extending from lead-works across the city; could not see what was moving, but from dust judged that the movement was toward our right. It lasted twenty minutes. A similar line of dust seen about 5 p. m. The movement in same direction. The enemy have been conveying long timber from the wood toward Fort Clifton. Enemy reports an increase of hospital tents near Point of Rocks.

FEAREY,

Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 11, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL. The following dispatches are respectfully forwarded:

JORDAN HOUSE STATION.

There has been a movement of cavalry this p. m. with twenty-five wagons and ambulances. They came out of Petersburg in direction of Richmond. It is impossible to tell the number, as they were not well closed up, but think about two small regiments.

CLARK,

Signal Officer.

The station at the Walthall house reports the same movement.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.