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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 20, 1864 - 1.25 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch received from station near the Gibbon house:

12.30 P. M.

Another column of infantry, about 2,000 in number, has just moved out of city at a cross roads, going to the left. No trains or artillery.

JORDAN.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

I have notified W[arren], and of the former report.

A. A. H.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 20, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch received from the station near the Gibbon house:

4.20 P. M.

Three regiments of infantry have just passe doubt of the city, moving toward our left. They were followed by six ambulances and four wagons. Two caissons on the same road, moving toward the city.

A. C. JORDAN,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

STATION NEAR GIBBON'S HOUSE,

August 20, 1864 - 6.20 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Nothing new since report of 4.20 p. m.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

August 20, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

At 5.30 p. m. three regiments of infantry moved to our left on Weldon railroad, many stragglers passing and repassing on same road during the day. No other movements visible from here to-day.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.