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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, November 10, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Sergeant Aiken reports from Fort Howard station:

At 2 p. m. about 1,200 infantry left the works east of and near Butterworth's house and went into camp in the works south and around the lead-works.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

November 10, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The plank road station reports:

2.45 P. M.

Troops reported as moving west from camps, west of the Weldon railroad, have returned and joined the 1,400 in line of works. Those remaining in camps have pitched tents, and those reported as moving left from vicinity of lead-works, numbered about 100 and joined the main column. A column numbering about 700 in line south of large fort, west of Weldon railroad, between main line of works and woods.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

(Forward to Major-General Warren.)

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

November 10, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The plank road station reports:

At sundown 1,100 infantry came in from the west through works to the right of large fort west of Weldon railroad, halted in camp vacated this p. m. Two pieces of artillery came up from Warren's front as far as large fort and field westward and disappeared woods. Infantry, in squads of two and there, have been leaving works at different points from lead-works toward the left (our left), and joining the main force to the left. The column reported in line between works and woods south of large fort is still there.

The enemy seems to be uneasy west of the Weldon railroad.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

Perhaps the movements of drilling and maneuvering in the Ninth Corps may be the cause of this.

A. A. H.

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., November 10, 1864.

Brigadier General H. W. HENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade and Defenses of City Point:

Order the Two hundred and fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers to proceed immediately, via Broadway Landing, to Bermuda,and there report to Colonel Potter, commanding defenses, for orders.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.