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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT, August 21, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Among about 280 prisoners just sent in from Fifth Corps I find, in addition to those already reported, prisoners from Hagoo'ds brigade, of Hoke's division, and Ransom's brigade, of Bushord Johnson's division. There are also prisoners from W. H. F. Lee's cavalry division, and officers captured say that General W. H. F. Lee was badly wounded in the lungs in the action this a.m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. McENTEE,

Captain,&c.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 21, 1864-11.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Among thirty-seven prisoners just sent in from General Warren, I find, in addition to those already reported in General Warren's front, a few men from Cooke's brigade, of Heth's division. Prisoners from fifth North Carolina Cavalry confirm report that General W. H. F. Lee was severely wounded in the lungs to-day. He crossed the Appomattox River yesterday morning with Chambliss' and Barringer's brigades. Rosser's and Butler's brigade are still on north side of James River, and Wickham's and Lomax's brigade, under command of Fitz Lee, are in the Shenandoah Valley with General Early.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. McENTEE,

Captain,&c.

P. S.-Dearing's brigade is also here in W. H. F. Lee's division.

J. McE.

AUGUST 21,864-9.30 a.m.

Captain FISHER:

All quiet in front. Right smart cannonading in direction of Fifth Army Corps.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 21, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following report has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

PLANK ROAD STATION, August 21-11 a.m.

A column of about 600 infantry moving to our right in rear of fort northwest from station have disappeared in woods. Enemy are shelling quite lively in our front; our batteries replying.

FULTON,

Sergeant.

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

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer.