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vigilance for the detection of all such crimes within your jurisdiction; and should if finally appear that such wrongs have been consummated, when due watchfulness on your part might have prevented them, you will be held responsible for the same.

C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

October 30, 1864 - 12 m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The plank road station reports:

Apparently a less force in our immediate front than yesterday evening, but heavier than usual. Tents were put up in camps west of the Weldon railroad during the night, giving them their old appearance.

Church road station reports:

12 M.

About one small brigade of enemy's infantry has just broken camp in woods near Boisseau's, and has marched to our left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

October 30, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The several signal stations report nothing but minor movements on the part of the enemy:

About 600 of the enemy came from their right and went into camp in the vicinity of Boisseau's. About 350 left their lines to our right of the Jerusalem plank road and moved toward the city.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Jordan, Carothers, and Holman report no changes; all quiet. Messages intercepted are of no moment, reporting only movements of our wagon train, &c. Jordan reports 350 of enemy's infantry left works near school-house and disappeared behind the hill going toward the city. All quiet.

F. E. TOWN,

Captain and Signal Officer.