War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0916 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION,

September 19, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

All quiet this p.m. Enemy still at work on the breast-works to the right of Fort Clifton. The following was just intercepted:

Colonel B[RENT]:

All quiet this p.m. Two gun-boats above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION,

September 19, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

The following was intercepted:

One company of cavalry came from Prince George; passed on military road rear of Battery 5, going toward City Point. Fifteen wagons passed on same road going toward enemy's front, and twenty-six wagons passed on road east of Jordan's house going toward City Point.

J. Q. ETHEREDGE.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer.

A new camp has appeared in rear of Cemetery Hill, and from the style of the tents (A-tents) and the number of them I think it is the same which moved from west of Whitehead's. Ordinary fatigue parties on new works to-day. Two or three small detachments of infantry on different roads and several small trains moving in different directions all the movements noticed in enemy's line.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

September 19, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following reports are respectfully forwarded:

WALTHALL HOUSE,

The camps to our right of Fort Clifton have considerably increased. A party of 200 or 300 men were strengthening that line of works during the day. A new earthwork is being built southwest of Petersburg.

STATION NEAR THE FRIEND HOUSE.

A new has appeared in rear of Cemetery Hill.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.