War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0479 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Jordan's House, August 25, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

A few infantry stragglers are now on the road in rear of Whitehead's going in direction of Petersburg. I send the Following rebel messages:

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Infantry drilling in open space to our left Cobb's. Gun-boat below Point of Rocks. Nine wagons passed open space going down Bermuda Hundred road toward that point.

R.,

Sergeant at C.

(Same to A. B.)

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Fifty-seven wagons, mostly six-horse, with guard of fifty cavalry, have just passed Bermuda Hundred road going toward our front in Chesterfield.

R.,

Sergeant at C.

(Same to A. B.)

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

JORDAN'S HOUSE, August 25, 1864-11 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A battery of six pieces, six horses to a piece, followed by six wagons, has just passed over pontoon, going toward Petersburg on the Broadway road.

R.,

Sergeant at C.

(Same to A. B.)

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

GIBBON'S HOUSE, August 25, 1864-4.20 p. m.

Major FISHER:

A battery of six guns, with caissons, came into town at the cross-roads moving to the right. Could not trace them out of city again.

JORDAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS,. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

August 25, 1864. (Received 5.45 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following intercepted rebel messages are respectfully forwarded:

HEADQUARTERS PICKETT'S DIVISION,

August 25, 1864-2 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

Have felt the enemy's front and discovered force all prepared on my line.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General, Commanding