War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1068 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE.VA.AND N.C.

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FRIEND'S HOUSE STATION, September 28, 1864-5 p.m.

Major FISHER:

Nothing new to report this evening. Small parties at work.

JORDAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, September 28, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Two batteries of artillery have moved toward Richmond, passing a point about one mile northwest of Petersburg; also a herd of cattle.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 28, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

All quiet this p.m. The following has been intercepted:

10 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

A train of cars just passed open space to our right of the Jordan house going toward City Point.

A.,

Sergeant.

(Same to A. B.)

12 M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The enemy have covered some of their works in open space with brush, thinly. They are working on them. One regiment of cavalry drilling on Point of Rocks. Heavy dust seen from lower pontoon to the rear of Point of Rocks. Cavalry seen passing lower pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

4.45 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One regiment of infantry, followed by five wagons, passed open space going toward front in Petersburg. Fourteen ambulances passed military road going toward front in Chesterfield. One gun-boat above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.