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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

November 11, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: The signal station near Fort howard reports at 1.15 p. m.:

Two pieces of artillery moved west on Boydton plank road, first seen at lead-works, and each drawn by eight horses. A small working party is engaged on old works east of large fort near Butterworth's house.

The station near the Church road reports at 12 m.:

Another column of infantry, followed by six wagons and three ambulances, is moving westward on Boydton plank road. The column marched well closed up and was ten minutes in passing a point northwest from this station.

I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 11, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Enemy has commenced a new line of works in rear of front line near lead-works. All quiet.

A. K. C[AROTHERS],

Sergeant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 394. Washington, November 11, 1864.

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54. At the expiration of his present leave of absence Brigadier-General Cutler, U. S. Volunteers, will repair to Jackson, Mich., and relieve Lieutenant Colonel G. S. Wormer, Eighth Michigan Cavalry, in the command of the draft rendezvous at the place. lieutenant-Colonel Wormer, on being relieved, will obey such instructions as Brigadier-General Cutler may give him.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 11, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

There has been no my line reported. About 3 a. m. I received a note from officer of the day saying that a very suspicious silence prevailed on the enemy's line, and he had scouts within twenty yards of their line without being fired on. Since daylight, however, I have heard nothing and do not attach much importance to the matter.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.