War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0478 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA, AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The lookout at the plank road station reports as follows:

7 A. M.

No movements visible. The enemy continues working upon their line of intenchments along the Weldon railroad. The number of men at work is greater than that last evening, but not so large as that yesterday morning. All quiet.

H. W. FULTON.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch I received from a lookout stationed on a tree the Gibbon house and overlooking the city and vicinity:

An infantry camp in rear of Cemetery Hill disappeared last night, also a majority of enemy's camps in environs of city have disappeared. No unusual movements visible this morning.

A. C. JORDAN.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

AUGUST 25, 1864.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Nothing of moment noticed this morning. A body of about 400 infantry without arms moved into the city from the right on the line of the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad.

A. C. JORDAN.

SIGNAL STATION EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

At 9 a. m. rebel signal station reports nineteen wagons passing in rear of Battery 5 going toward City Point. A number of stragglers, also, going toward our-; also, column of infantry passing the -of Cobb's and nine wagons on Bermuda Hundred road going toward that point. No movements of rebels observed.

FULLER,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.