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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 16, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following, just received from the station near the plank road:

AUGUST 16-5 p.m.

Camps that were re-established in woods west-northwest from this station again broken up and force apparently moving to the left but not appearing on line of Weldon railroad. Troops in fortifications in our front also relieved and moving in same direction.

FULTON,

Sergeant.

By order:

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant Signal Corps.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 16, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The evening report from the station near the Gibbon house has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

AUGUST 16, 1864-6.30 p.m.

A train of box-cars appeared to-day on the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad, about one mile out of the city. Nothing unusual has been noticed in enemy's lines to-day. Work progressing all day on fort. The camp reported removed from that locality has reappeared.

JORDAN,

Sergeant.

By order:

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant Signal Corps.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, August 16, 1864-7.20 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Camps broken up in woods in rear of front line, commencing from Gregory's house and extending left about a mile. The force in works were relieved by an equally strong force. Don't think front line weakened. Enemy active hauling logs and improving works.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 16, 1864-6.30 a.m. (Received 10.40.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding:

GENERAL: General Miles has arrived at the Charles City road and connected with Colonel Irvin Gregg at the point where the Charles City road crosses the ravine of Deep Creek. Colonel Gregg says there is