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CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

A column of the enemy's infantry just passed large fort near lead-works, moving west on Boydton plank road; column marched well closed, and were twenty-three minutes in passing a point.

SLEEPER,

Sergeant.

JERUSALEM PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-1.40 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

At 1 p.m. a column of infantry, numbering about 1,200, moved to our left, coming from the direction of Petersburg, and disappearing on road running west from large fort. At the same time a column of dust appeared rising from some road not visible from this point farther west, and continued twenty-three minutes.

A. K. CAROTHERS,

Sergeant.

JERUSALEM PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

At 2 p.m. about 2,000 infantry moved westward on road south of large fort coming from works and woods in the vicinity of the fort. A train of sixteen ambulances and ten wagons followed the column.

A. K. CAROTHERS,

Sergeant.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

Since last report six regiments of the enemy's infantry have passed large fort near the lead-works, moving west of Boydton plank road. The column last reported moved into enemy's works about 10 degrees south of west from this station. The six regiments above reported were followed by eleven ambulances and two pieces of artillery.

SLEEPER,

Sergeant.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-4.45 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

Since last report one column of the enemy's infantry have passed large fort near lead-works, moving west on B[oydton] road; twelve minutes in passing a point. About 150 pack-mules and led