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HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

City Point, Va., September 14, 1864.

Brigadier General M. R. PATRICK,

Provost-Marshal-General,

Armies operating against Richmond, City Point, Va.:

GENERAL: Please give the necessary directions to your assistants to hereafter send all new troops arriving at this point to Bermuda Hundred, Va., with instructions to report to Major General B. F. Butler for orders.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

W. L. DUFF,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Asst. Insp. General, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, September 14, 1864-9 a.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Enemy's force in intrenchments weakened during the night from point of woods in our front as far to our right as can be seen from this point; lines unchanged on our left. At 8.40 200 infantry came from woods west of the fort beyond the Weldon railroad and moved southward.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 14, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted:

Colonel BRENT:

Six six-horse wagons passed open space on Bermuda Hundred road. Six pieces of artillery drilling in open space. One gun-boat above pontoon.

R.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL'S SIGNAL STATION, September 14, 1864-11 a.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted; the first part of message was lost:

--- passed open space near Battery 5, going toward front.

J. A. S.,

At C.

12.30.

C. C. CROW,

At B.:

You will report for duty without delay.

B. F.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

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