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PLANK ROAD STATION, September 16, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Major FISHER:

At 9 a.m. 100 infantry moved from woods to the right of large fort, passed on the east side and disappeared on road running westward. At 12 m. a train of seventeen wagons came from direction of Petersburg and disappeared on the same road. A detachment of the enemy are working upon their lines in vicinity of lead-works.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, September 16, 1864-1.15 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

At 1 p.m. about 700 cavalry moved from woods in vicinity of large fort and disappeared on road running westward; was six minutes in passing.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 16, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following has been intercepted:

9 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One battery drilling in open space. One steamer off Point of Rocks. Two gunboats above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

1.40 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The enemy increased their camps in woods to the left of open space. One steamer above pontoon.

J. A. S.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 16, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted:

6.30 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

Battery drilling in open space going toward enemy's front in Chesterfield.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.