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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Carothers and Jordan report no change this a.m. Holman reports all quiet.

P. A. TAYLOR,,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864,

Major FISHER:

Captain Thickstun reports that quite an extensive work is in progress to the enemy's right of the fort where the Whitworth gun is mounted, which fired upon our cars in passing in front of the Avery house.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Signal Officer.

HALIFAX ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 13, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain CHARLES L. DAVIS;

No change in enemy's line on this front observed this day. Twenty-five wagons seen moving east and west on Boydton plank road this day.

C. G. AIKEN,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

October 13, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that the signal stations along our front report all quiet to-day. The following message was intercepted:

Colonel B:

Report of observations in front of Steuart's brigade as follows; Wagons were passing to and fro. One company of infantry drilling in rear of their lower works. One steamer went up the James with the dredging machine in tow,followed by a small steamer, and stopped at Dutch Gap.

J. B.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

The station near the Friend house reports that the enemy are building a new fort to our right of the city.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.