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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 15, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following has been intercepted:

8.30 A. M.

Colonel BRENT:

Six pieces of artillery passed open space drilling in the rear of Battery 5.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

9.15 A. M.

Two gun-boats off Point of Rocks; one steamer in the river.

J. A. S.,

At C.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 15, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following has just been intercepted:

Colonel BRENT:

One regiment of cavalry drilling in open space. Two gun-boats above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

There is again considerable dust west of the city this p.m., but I can make nothing of it; moves south. Have seen no unusual move to-day. The working parties on new works are about the same as yesterday.

A. C. JORDAN.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, September 15, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch from plank road station is respectfully forwarded:

6.30 P. M.

After sundown a body of troops were seen in edge of woods of lead-works, and for three-quarters of an hour a cloud of dust was visible in rear of Petersburg and extending to the fort west of the Weldon railroad.

Just in rear of this fort the Squirrel Level road disappears in the woods. During the afternoon about 500 infantry came into Petersburg from the north side of the Appomattox.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.