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heretofore mentioned and their main line of fortifications in the vicinity of the lead-works, though not extending to either point. The cavalry mentioned in former reports, accompanied by several (about two) thousand infantry, moved down the road west of the railroad toward or beyond General Warren's extreme left. Eighteen wagons followed the column.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 22, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following report just received:

JORDAN HOUSE, August 22, 1864-2.05 p.m.

One large regiment of infantry, well closed up, a rear guard of about thirty men, and three wagons and two ambulances, have just passed Whitehead's, moving in direction of Petersburg.

CLARK,

Captain.

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

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 22, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following report just received:

GIBBON'S HOUSE, August 22, 1864-2.50 p.m.

Rebel infantry has been moving into town from enemy's left for some time. They march very openly in squads of fifty to seventy-five, and I cannot estimate their numbers with any accuracy; should judge there might have been about 2,500 in all. When last seen they moved in a course about northwest, and were at a point west by southwest from this station.

JORDAN,

Sergeant.

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

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer.

PLANK ROAD STATION, August 22, 1864-3 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Wagons and ambulances are passing rapidly toward the enemy's rear, but in an irregular manner, as if coming from where there was danger. They come from the direction of the Blick house, or where General Warren's forces were yesterday, and move upon several