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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, October 11, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following movements by the enemy have been observed to-day:

FRIEND'S HOUSE STATION.

At 4.45 p.m. a column of about 1,000 infantry passed into Petersburg from direction of Cemetery Hill going toward the Appomattox or in direction of Pocahontas.

STATION NEAR PEGRAM'S HOUSE.

Horses and artillery in works near Jones' house have been removed. A small camp near the Boydton plank road below the toll-gate has also disappeared. At 7.30 a.m. about 1,000 men, apparently a working party, moved westward on the Boydton plank road. At 8 a.m. about 130 infantry came from the direction of Petersburg and went into camp near the fort about three-quarters of a mile west of toll-gate.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 11, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

There has been no change in my line since last report. Twenty-nine contrabands and two deserters came in from Petersburg last night. The enemy opened a few guns early last evening, to which we replied.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 11, 1864.

Major H. H. BINGHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

I have the honor to report that at about 6 p.m. yesterday the enemy opened fire from their mortar batteries in front of Fort Stedman. They also fired a few rifle projectiles. This was replied to by our mortars. The firing lasted about one hour. Last night a section of the Fourteenth Massachusetts Battery, 3-inch rifle, was moved out of fort or Battery 37 and into Battery 22.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

(Copy to Captain John N. Craig, assistant adjutant-general, artillery headquarters, Army of the Potomac.)

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 11, 1864.

Major H. H. BINGHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR:I respectfully request that the following changes may be made in the garrisons of the inclosed works on the line of this division: