War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1098 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 29, 1864. (Sent 5.15 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In addition to the column of about 3,000 infantry reported moving toward Richmond on road Northwest of Petersburg, about 2,000 passed on the same road and direction at 4 p.m.; also forty-four wagons and ambulances.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

WALTHALL SIGNAL STATION, September 29, 1864-6 p.m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

An infantry camp, containing about one regiment, to our left of the lead-works and about half a mile from it, has disappeared. The following have been intercepted:

9 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One regiment of infantry and seventeen wagons passed open space going toward Bermuda Hundred. One gun-boat above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

3 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The enemy have pitched tents in the works in open space to our left of Cobb's. They are building winter quarters on Mr. Gilliam's farm. Two gun-boats above pontoon.

S.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

Very respectfully,

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

September 29, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

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

6.30 P. M.

At sunset a column of infantry commenced passing in front of large fort near Weldon railroad bearing to the right, our right; also a battery of artillery. They first appeared coming from the woods on the right of the fort, and were only visible