War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0658 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS,

September 2, 1864-7.20 p.m.

Colonel SHARPE:

Two deserters from First Confederate Battalion, Davis' brigade, Heth's division, bring nothing new. One from Fifty-first North Carolina, Clingman's brigade, Hoke's division. He had heard that Early was ordered to Petersburg, but finally said that all he heard was originated from our papers. May there not be something in that?

FRED. L. MANNING,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

September 2, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

The enemy continues active on intrenchments in vicinity and left of lead-works. All quiet and camps unchanged.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1864.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Over 100 wagons have been observed moving over road; about three-fourths of them passed to our left. Little labor has been performed by enemy at and to left of exploded fort.

I. S. LYON,

Signal Officer.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1864.

Major B. F. FISHER:

SEPTEMBER 2, 1864.

Major-General PICKETT:

[When will] communication by telegraph with your headquarters be completed? What of the enemy's canal since last report?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

F. FULLER,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

September 2, 1864.

Major FISHER:

HEADQUARTERS PICKETT'S DIVISION,

September 2, 1864.

General BEAUREGARD:

As soon as sufficient wire can be had. Nothing new about canal since last report.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Signal Officer.