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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, August 21, 1864-12 m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

The enemy's signal officer reports that stragglers have been passing all the morning on the Broadway road, and infers a corps or division has passed toward Petersburg. He also reports a squadron of cavalry passing toward City Point.

CHARLES L. DAVIS,

Captain and Signal Officer.

GIBBON'S HOUSE, August 21, 1864.

Major FISHER:

The musketry in front of this station was only a heavy picket-fire, both lines remaining in their works.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

August 21, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following message has just been received from the signal station at the Jordan house, and is respectfully forwarded:

The enemy's signal officer has just reported as follows: "We drove the enemy's left from the Weldon road and are still pursuing."

DAVIS,

Captain.

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

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer.

AUGUST 21, 1864-5 p.m.

Captain FISHER:

Firing by enemy in front of my station between 10 and 12 a.m. An embrasure is being built in a short work of the enemy at the place of the exploded fort. It will enable the enemy to enfilade our line in front of my station.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

AUGUST 21, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

A regiment of about 400 men moved out of town on same road, and taking same direction as those reported yesterday at 1.30 p.m. They were followed by two ambulances. I think the enemy has moved the artillery from four-gun battery to left of white house.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.