War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0798 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SEPTEMBER 12, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Parties working on fortifications all day. No movements noticed.

A. C. JORDAN.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, September 12, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

The enemy are building a new line of works north-northwest from station running from edge of woods toward their front line. No movement observed.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 247.

September 12, 1864.

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6. The extension of the City Point and Petersburg Railroad having been completed, depots of supplies along the line of the road will be established as follows: One where the railroad crosses the plank road, to be known as Hancock's Station; one near the Aiken house, to be known as Parke's Station, and one near the Weldon railroad, to be known as Warren's Station. The supplies for the Second Corps, and for the present for the Second Division, Cavalry Corps, will be drawn from Hancock's Station; the supplies for the Ninth Corps, from Parke's Station, and the supplies for the Fifth Corps from Warren's Station. The wagons of the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Corps, usually appropriated to the transportation of subsistence stores, as well as any other wagons not needed for the transportation of supplies from the depots to be established, will be parked at such point east of the plank road as may be selected by the chief quartermaster of this army. When wagons of the Second Cavalry Division are not required for the transportation of supplies they will be parked in the vicinity of Hancock's Station. The foregoing arrangements will go into effect on Wednesday, the 14th instant.

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8. Brigadier General H. W. Benham, commanding Engineer Brigade, will proceed to make an inspection of the depot under his charge, located near the Navy-Yard, Washington, D. C., and having completed the same will return to City Point.

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10. The redoubts of the line of intrenchments will be named after the officers who have fallen during the present campaign, and corps commanders are desired to send in, with as little delay as practicable, their recommendations for the names of the redoubts along their lines, according to the foregoing requirements.

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13. Colonel E. Schriver, inspector-general, assisted by the officers of his department, will at once proceed to make an inspection of the several commands composing this army, with a view of ascertaining whether the state of the service will not admit of the return to duty of officers