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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 15, 1864.

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant Signal Corps:

Sergeant Carothers reports all quiet. No change. Holman says it is too foggy for observation. Jordan reports a small party of enemy at work on new fort.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 15, 1864-4 p.m.

Captain PAINE:

During the day men were seen drilling in the vicinity of fort, 30 degrees east of north. At 4.15 p.m. the section of artillery that was lying in this front was removed. Men carry camp-poles, &c., westward along their works.

J. L. PRAY,

Sergeant.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 15, 1864-5.30 p.,m.

Captain DAVIS:

At 8 a.m. nine wagons moved westward on Boydton plank road. During the day men have been drilling in the vicinity of fort, 30 degrees east of north. Otherwise all has been before reported.

J. L. PRAY,

Sergeant.

SQUIRREL LEVEL SIGNAL STATION,

October 15, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain DAVIS:

No change visible in the enemy's line on this front to-day. Smokes, indicative of large camp, seem at same point as reported yesterday, on plank road bearing north 15 [degrees] west. Twenty-five wagons seen near toll-gate on Boydton plank road, moving in direction of lead-works.

SLEEPER,

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

October 15, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that signal stations report this evening all quiet. The station near the Jerusalem plank road reports that at 5.30 p.m. there were indications that the enemy's camps of about two brigades west of Weldon railroad and to the right of large fort were about to be broken up, although the tents were still standing and no movements had yet taken place. The station near the Friend house