War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0900 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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PLANK ROAD STATION, September 18, 1864-8.45 a.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Enemy's camps broken up in vicinity of large fort west of Weldon railroad, reported on the 15th instant, are reoccupied this morning. All quiet.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1864-9 a.m.

Major FISHER:

At 8 a.m. five regiments of rebel infantry, armed and equipped, passed to our right over road to right of Petersburg. The number of regiments was determined by distinct spaces intervening in the column, and by three of four horsemen in the same intervals. About this same number, your remember, passed over the road to our left on the eve of September 16.

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 18, 1864- 9 a.m.

Major FISHER:

All quiet this a.m.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1864-9.35 a.m.

Major FISHER:

A body of about 600 infantry has just moved into town from the right. They came from the woods at a point due west from this station. There is a small detail on new works to-day.

JORDAN.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, September 18, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Five regiments of infantry passed toward Butler's front from Petersburg this a.m. This is the same number reported going toward Petersburg on the evening of the 16th instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

PLANK ROAD STATION, September 18, 1864.

Major FISHER:

A regiment of cavalry and a section of artillery came from the left on line of the Weldon railroad and moved toward Petersburg.

H. W. FULTON.