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Boydton road, were thirteen minutes passing toward left. I could see part of them halt in works and they remained there; the rest went behind the wood, and do not know whether they halted. Too windy for accurate observation.

FEAREY.

[Indorsement.]

General WEBB:

This officer's reports are perfectly reliable. This is a synapsis of all he has seen, and he can see all that goes to our left.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

TOWER SIGNAL STATION, February 5, 1865-12 midnight.

Captain DAVIS,

Chief Signal Officer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

There is a light indicating camp-fires visible 10 degrees south of west, and distant six or seven miles form this station. There has also just sprung up a large fire north from this station, and I should think north of Cox road. Several small camp-fires noticed along the enemy's works, extending from Mrs. Hart's house to a point 35 degrees west of north. One train of cars heard on south Side Railroad during the night.

VAN B. SLEEPER,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, February 5, 1865-1.40 p. m.

Colonel BRAINERD,

Commanding Engineer Brigade and Defenses, City Point:

Move up promptly with all your available force of infantry to the neighborhood of Meade's Station and report to General Parke. Report your strength to General Parke by telegraph. Leave the necessary pickets on Bailey's Creek and your left and leave your artillery.

By order of General Meade:

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, February 5, 1865.

General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch of 1.30 p. m. received at 2.15 p. m. Available force of this command, 1,900.

WESLEY BRAINERD,

Colonel, Commanding.