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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 29, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Captain Thickstun, at the Avery house, reports that at 3.15 this p.m. about 3,000 enemy's infantry passed on the north side of Petersburg toward our right, having apparently gone from this side of the river above the city; at 3.45 about 2,000 more passed, with battery of artillery; 4 o'clock, forty-four wagons and ambulances passed.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

STATION NEAR FRIEND'S HOUSE, September 29, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Major FISHER:

Enemy's wagon trains moving north on Richmond pike almost continuously this p.m. A small ambulance train just moved south into city on same road. Dust still heavy south and west of city.

JORDAN.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

Signal Station, September 29, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Major FISHER:

Sergeant Holman reports four regiments of infantry have just passed open space on Richmond road, going to our right; and Captain Thickstun reports that forty-four wagons, a herd of cattle, and three batteries have passed since his last report.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 29, 1864-5 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

This evening, as soon as practicable, make out a report of all the statements of the signal officers respecting the movements of troops to-day, giving the hours at which seen and the station from which the report was received.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1864-5 p.m.

Major FISHER:

Two or three thousand infantry, thirty wagons, a herd of cattle, and three batteries have passed since last report.

I. S. LYON,

Signal Officer.