War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0378 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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horses and a large park of wagons, guarded by about one squadron of cavalry, are halted in open space north-northwest from this station; have been there three hours.

SLEEPER,

Sergeant.

FORT HOWARD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-5.20 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

No change in the enemy's line on this front observed since last report. All quiet in enemy's camps. No change observed in their picket-line.

C. G. AIKEN,

Sergeant.

JERUSALEM PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Since report of 2.30 p.m. there has been small parties of infantry and cavalry scattered and ambulances and wagons passing to our left on road running west from large fort. Lines in our front as far left as lead-works remain unchanged. From lead-works south as far as can be seen the forces in works appear to be standing in small detachments as if about to move. Artillery horses have been brought in works on Weldon railroad.

A. K. CAROTHERS,

Sergeant.

NEAR GIBBON'S HOUSE, October 27, 1864.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Nothing of importance has been seen from this station this p.m. There have been no working parties engaged on any of the enemy's works to-day.

B. W. MARCY,

In Charge of Station.

HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT,

October 27, 1864.

Colonel W. W. HAYT,

Commanding 189th New York Volunteers:

You will move your regiment out to-morrow early and report to Colonel J. A. Mathews, commanding post near Old Court House, and camp on the ridge back of the Two hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, on the ground formerly occupied by the Two hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

By order of Brigadier General H. W. Benham:

CHANNING CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General.