War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0758 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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o'clock. They are from the Sixteenth Virginia Regiment, Weisiger's brigade, Mahone's division, and Third Georgia Regiment, Wright's brigade, same division. Report no change in enemy's position. One of the men from Third Georgia Regiment thinks Field's division is in rear of Mahone's; saw Jenkins' brigade there (now Bratton's), also Law's (Alabama) brigade. Know nothing of whereabouts of Kershaw's division by either of informants.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. C. BABCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT, September 9, 1864.

Colonel SHARPE,

City Point:

Can you locate Field's division? Two brigades of it reported to be in rear of Mahone's division to-day, Law's and Jenkins'.

JNO. C. BABCOCK.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, September 9, 1864.

Major FISHER:

The enemy continues to strengthen and extend his works at different points. The woods in vicinity of lead-works are being thinned out, making their camps appear larger; no movements visible.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 9, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded to Major General A. A. Humphreys.

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

JORDAN HOUSE SIGNAL STATION, September 9, 1864-12 m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

There is a large party at work on Fort Clifton, apparently making a new face to the south side of that work. The enemy are still at work opposite the Rushmore house. Only two limbers are visible there this a. m. There is a train of cars, one loaded with hay, the rest are boxcars, in Petersburg to our right of the Norfolk depot and near the railroad bridge. Nothing of the kind has been observed at that point before. Trains are moving both ways every day in Petersburg at the point where the dirt road to Richmond crosses the Lynchburg railroad.

Respectfully,

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.