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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, December 11, 1864-9 a.m.

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant, Signal Corps:

The fog is so thick I cannot see the enemy's lines at any point.

MARCY.

Owing to fog, no observation can be made this a.m.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

Respectfully forwarded.

L. A. DILLINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, December 11, 1864.

Colonel FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Enemy's lines not visible.

A. K. C[AROTHERS],

Sergeant.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, December 11, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The station near the Friend house reports:

At 2.15 p.m. three small columns of enemy's infantry were moving to our right on Richmond railroad, numbering in all about 1,500. They were straggling very much. Have not been able to see enemy's lines only occasionally all day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Colonel and Chief Signal Officer.

FRONT OF FORT HOWARD, December 11, 1864-5 p.m.

Colonel B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

Owing to fog I was not able to see the enemy's line till 2 p.m., when I noticed a few more tents in camp east of lead-works. There were three yesterday. At 4.30 the enemy relieved pickets on this front with about 200 men taken from camp west and near lead-works.

C. G. AIKEN,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.