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12. 45.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One brigade of infantry came from Bermuda Hundred and stopped on open space to our left of Cobb's and are now drilling. Eleven wagons passed open space going to the enemy's front in Chesterfield.

J. Q. E.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT

September 20, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A camp and wagon park heretofore seen in western suburbs of Petersburg have disappeared. A train of about forty wagons passed southward on the road west of city at 2.30 this p.m. About 500 men came into the city from the southwest and moved toward the works opposite Tenth Corps front. A large number of horses, supposed to be artillery horses, observed daily being taken to water in the vicinity of Pocahontas, have not been since last Saturday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 20, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no change in the disposition of my troops or lines since last report, except such as are doing on under charge of the engineer department. I have about 2,400 on fatigue duty.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-1.35 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK.

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you relieve the cavalry picket-line from the plank road to the vicinity of Davenport Church. The cavalry picket-line crosses the plank road near the church. The Ninth Corp will picket on the right of the plank road-that is, the right looking south. The cavalry will picket from Davenport Church toward the James. The exact point of connection with the cavalry should be mutually agreed upon. These directions are to be carried out immediately.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.