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SEPTEMBER 27, 1864

Colonel SHARPE,

City Point:

Deserters to-day from Wise's and Mahone's old brigade. No changes in position of the enemy. Rumor that one regiment from each brigade of A. P. Hill's corps will be sent to Early.

J. C. B[ABCOCK].

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

September 27, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatches received from the plank road station:

6.30 A. M

All quiet and no indication of movements in enemy's lines. A small working party engaged in vicinity of lead-works.

8 A. M.

At 7.30 2,000 infantry appeared coming from the woods northwest of the large fort west of the Weldon railroad and moved toward our left on line of the railroad. A few of carried stretchers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

September 27, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

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

Fifteen hundred infantry have just passed to our left on line of Weldon railroad coming from the woods northwest of large fort west

of Weldon railroad. Enemy working in vicinity of said fort and to the extreme left, visible from this point.

(This would be about half a mile west of the railroad and about a mile or more from the lead-works.)

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1864-9 a.m.

Major FISHER:

A party of enemy are working on fortifications to my left over woods. Otherwise a[ll] q[uiet].

I. S. LYON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.