War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0146 OPERATION IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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If there is any considerable force from Pickett's division on the south side of the Appomattox it must be in reserve of the forces operating on the enemy's right. None of the deserters received to-day know anything about it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

JERUSALEM PLANK ROAD STATION,

October 9, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Infantry reported halted in vicinity of lead-works in last report is not visible, and no indications as to their whereabouts. All quiet within our view.

A. K. C[AROTHERS],

Sergeant.

HALIFAX ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 9, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Captain DAVIS:

No change in the enemy's line on this front observed to-day. Small force of infantry seen in fort east of toll-gate on the Boydton plank road. A few wagons seen moving east and west on the Boydton plank road.

C. G. AIKEN,

Sergeant.

SQUIRREL LEVEL SIGNAL STATION,

October 9, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Captain DAVIS:

No change in the enemy's line on this front observed to-day. Smoke seen issuing from woods in rear of enemy's works, near Boydton plank road, at a point about 15 degrees west by north. Few wagons seen moving in both directions past toll-gate on Boydton plank road. Smoke from an engine traced about half a mile, moving toward Petersburg, on line of South Side Railroad.

SLEEPER,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Captain Thickstun and Sergeants Jordan, Holman, and Carothers report all quiet this p. m.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.