War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0320 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION, October 24, 1864-10 a.m.

Captain PAINE:

Owing to the fog and smoke we have so far been unable to see the enemy's camps or roads.

J. L. PRAY,

Sergeant.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION, October 24, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Captain PAINE:

At 3 p.m. two regiments of the enemy's infantry, respectively, about 60 and 200 men, appeared on inspection in works near Jones'; otherwise no movements have become visible since last report.

J. L. PRAY,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 24, 1864.

Major FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Stations report no movements of importance to-day. Small squads drilling at work near the R. Jones house and at the fort north 30 degrees east from the Church road station.

CHARLES L. DAVIS,

Captain.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 287.

October 24, 1864.

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4. Bvt. Brigadier General John I. Curtin, U. S. Volunteers, having been assigned to duty with this army by paragraph 2, Special Orders, No. 109, from headquarters Armies of the United States, dated October 22, 1864, will report to Major General John G. Parke, commanding Ninth Army Corps, for further instructions.

5. The One hundred and eighty-seventh Regiment New York Volunteers, having reported for duty with this army, is assigned to the Fifth Army Corps, which it will proceed to join with the least delay practicable.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 24, 1864.

(Received 4 p.m.)

Brigadier-General BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade,&c.:

In answer to your communication of the 22nd instant, received that night, I have to say that the commanding general desires that you arm the engineer recruits at once, and that you occupy the redoubts and