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CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 14, 1864-5 p.m.

Captain PAINE:

At 1 p.m. 200 infantry passed fort going west on Boydton plank road. During the p.m. the enemy was engaged in felling trees before his works on this front. At 3.30 p.m. five wagon-loads of corn-stalks passed fort on Boydton plank road going east.

J. L. PRAY,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

October 14, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following report from the signal officer at the headquarters Fifth Corps:

A summary for to-day is as follows: A camp of at least of infantry has disappeared from the Boydton plank road near Rohick [Rohoick] Creek, and small parties of men have passed westward during the day on that road. Working parties have been engaged during the day felling timber in front of the fort or work near the R. Jones house.

DAVIS,

Captain.

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

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 347.

Washington, October 14, 1864

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45. By direction of the President, Bvt. Brigadier General James Gwyn, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty according to his brevet rank. He will report to Lieutenant-General Grant by letter for orders.

46. By direction of the President, Bvt. Brigadier General E. M. Gregory, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty according to his brevet rank. He will report by letter to Lieutenant-General Grant for orders.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

N. 278.

October 14, 1864.

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4. Upon the recommendation of the commanding officer Second Army Corps, the garrison of Fort Sedgwick will be changed by substituting the One hundred and tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers for the Seventeenth Maine Volunteers, now in the work.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.