War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0558 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A battery of six pieces of artillery, six horses to each, have just passed the Jordan farm, have now halted in rear of Battery Numbers 5; were not there at daylight.

R.,

Sergeant at C.

(Same to A. B.)

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Artillery followed by six wagons going toward pontoon from open space to our left of Cobb's.

R.,

Sergeant at C.

(Same to A. B.)

Colonel BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Eighteen pieces of artillery before reported did not cross pontoon. Battery reported in open space moved in direction of Bermuda Hundred. Some twenty wagons crossed pontoon from the Prince George side and are now passing open space going toward enemy's front in Chesterfield. Wagon train and ambulances crossed pontoon going toward Bermuda Hundred. There is and increase of tents in rear of open space. About 100 horses were taken from the right of same place going to water from which I think there is a cavalry or artillery force there.

R.,

Sergeant at C.

(Same to A. B.)

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

August 28, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

All quiet. Two battery flags on new works near Weldon railroad.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 28, 1864.

Major W. G. MITCHELL,

Aide-de-Camp, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: In reply to your note of yesterday concerning recommendation of colonels previously recommended for promotion, now to receive brevets, I have the honor to recommend for a brevet, for gallant and meritorious conduct, Colonel James A. Beaver, One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, who has already been recommended by his former commanders form promotion to the rank of brigadier-general, and who lost his leg at Reams' Station, August 25. Although not among those mentioned in your note as having been previously recommended for promotion, I desire to recommend for the brevet rank of brigadier-general, Lieutenant Colonel K. O. Broady, Sixty-first New York Volunteers, who has for some time held the commission of colonel in his regiment, but cannot be mustered on account of the insufficient numbers of his regiment. Colonel Broady is an officer of proved ability. He commanded the Fourth Brigade of this division in the action of