War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0424 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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AUGUST 23, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

The enemy is building an angle to the four-gun battery to left of white house, facing to the left. There has been considerable stir among the enemy's trains, but no general movement. Nothing else worthy of report.

JORDAN,

Sergeant.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

August 23, 1864-7 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

No change visible in enemy's position south of lead-works and near fort. All quiet.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 278.

Washington, August 23, 1864

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23. Leave of absence for thirty days on surgeon's certificate of disability is hereby granted Brigadier General S. S. Carroll, U. S. Volunteers.

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35. The Eighth U. S. Infantry, now serving in the Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac, is hereby temporarily consolidated into four companies, A, B, C, and D. The commanding general Army of the Potomac is charged with the execution of this order. The officers and non-commissioned officers of the regiment, over and above the complement required for duty with the companies, will report in person, without delay, to Brigadier-General Cooke, superintendent of general recruiting service, at New York City, for assignment to duty on regimental recruiting service. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 78.

City Point, Va., August 23, 1864

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2. Commissaries of subsistence will see subsistence stores to all citizens properly authorized to be within the lines of the armies operating against Richmond, who are not entitled to draw rations, such sales to be made in compliance with paragraph 1230, Revised Army Regulations. Citizens will not be allowed to purchase a greater amount of