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PLANK ROAD STATION, August 14, 1864.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Unusually quiet within the enemy's lines this morning. No change of campt visible.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

Captain FISHER:

A single party of enemy at work on old line to right of Gregory's house; otherwise all quiet.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded; it is from an officer on Warren's front.

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

AUGUST 14, 1864-12.45 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

A small force of enemy are moving to the left in the direction of the cannonade. They are moving about opposite Lieutenant Duff's station and evidently come from the campt nearly opposite his station. They carry knapsacks, &c. I have seen only about 100 in motion.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

AUGUST 14, 1864.

Major FISHER:

The enemy's signal officer reports that the camps to the left of Cobb's have disappeared.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

August 14, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following evening report from the Plank Road Station:

Two hundred cavalry nd led horses and five wagons moved to our right on line of Welson railroad between 5 and 5.40 p. m., apparently the rear of a stronger force, as the rain prevented a view of that line between 4.20 and 5 p. m. Fatigue party of 200 men with picks and spades came from our extreme left at 6 p. m., moving toward Petersburg; these men were, I think, working on some fortifications near the Weldon railroad, but behind the woods and farther south than we can see.

FULTON.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.