War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0420 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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OLD SECOND CORPS HEADQUARTERS,

February 6, 1865-4 p.m.

Captain DAVIS,

Signal Officer:

The force reported as moving to our right in rear of works has disappeared behind the woods in front of Fort Fisher. They have had time to appear to our right of wood, and as they have not I infer they have halted behind it. The force reported as lying at point north 70 degrees west has moved toward their right and rear and disappeared in woods; judge it to be a brigade.

FEAREY.

(Copy to General Webb.)

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

February 6, 1865.

Captain C. L. DAVIS,

Chief Signal Officer, Hatcher's Run:

Sergeant Aiken reports a column of infantry, followed by twelve ambulances, passing east on Cox road about half a mile east of lead-works. They were fifteen minutes in passing. No other movements observed to-day.

A. B. CAPRON,

First Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865.

Captain DAVIS:

5 P. M.

A column of infantry marching to our right on road west of Richmond pike; twenty minutes in passing a given point; also a small train of ambulances.

NICHOLLS.

5 P. M.

Column of infantry just moved to our right on Pocahontas road, followed by nine ambulances and one wagon. The troops were well closed up and marching very fast. They were fifteen minutes in passing a given point.

J. C. PAINE,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865.

Captain DAVIS,

Chief Signal Officer:

5.40 P. M.

A train of black covered wagons, supposed to be ammunition wagons, just passed to our right on road near Richmond pike.

NICHOLLS.

J. C. PAINE,

Captain, Signal Officer.