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Second Corps front report no change, excepting that the enemy fired from a mortar not heretofore used, and located 10 degrees south of west from the Avery house and between the first and second lines of the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1864.

Major FISHER:

The following messages were intercepted at Sergeant Holman's station to-day:

12.40 p. m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

No change observed. Owing to fog I was unable to make any observations until 11 o'clock. I observed a slight increase of camps below Point of Rocks. One regiment of infantry passed rear of Point of Rocks going toward City Point.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

1 p. m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One brigade of infantry passed open space just to our right of Point of Rocks, going toward front in Prince George. They came from front in Chesterfield.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

2.15 p. m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One regiment of infantry just passed on road rear of Point of Rocks going to our right. The troops were moving rapidly. This road leads to Petersburg front.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

5.30 p. m.

Major P.:

There passed, rear of Battery 5, going toward City Point, sixteen wagons, and going toward enemy's left one train and eighteen wagons.

W.,

Sergeant, at D.

I. THICKSTUN,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1864. (Received 9.30 a. m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the line to report since I assumed command. Officers of the Third Division picket reported during the night that the moving of artillery and wagons by the enemy to our right was heard.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding Second Army Corps.