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JERUSALEM PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 28, 1864 - 7 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Tents appear at all points on enemy's lines where they were seen last evening, but in less numbers. Squads of infantry moving left from our immediate front show that they had been brought there from other points of their lines farther to our left, where we were threatening their lines in our immediate front. They show but small force in works. All quiet.

A. K. C[AROTHERS].

OCTOBER 28, 1864.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

About 7 o'clock a regiment of infantry moved in sight from the east into the clearing west of station, halted a short time, and passed on out of view. They were behind the first line of works. Eight o'clock, a skirmish line has moved back behind the first line of works, while a heavy column, about 1,500, has moved in the same direction east, back of the rear line of works. Just now a column of about the same size has moved back to the west again.

INGERSON,

Sergeant.

NEAR GIBBON'S HOUSE, October 28, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Major FISHER:

There is nothing new in front of this station this a. m. No change is seen in any of the enemy's works.

B. W. MARCY,

In Charge.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 28, 1864 - 9.10 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

A column of enemy's infantry just passed fort about west from this station, moving west on Boydton plank road. Column marched well closed and was fourteen minutes in passing a point.

SLEEPER,

Sergeant.

JERUSALEM PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 28, 1864 - 9.20 a. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

About 250 infantry have just moved up in line in works west from station, coming from points farther to the left. About 100 men are in line near lead-works; also a regiment in line in works half a mile south of lead-works, apparently about to move.

A. K. C[AROTHERS].