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Page 7 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 1, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,
Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following dispatch just received from the station on right and rear of Eighteenth Corps:

Within the last hour upward of 100 wagons, with a large number of straggling horsemen, have passed an open space in the southern outskirts of the city left of lead-works toward the enemy's front. Wagons still passing.

DAVIS,

Captain.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

By order:

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant Signal Corps.

Major FISHER:

At what hour was this observed? Return to me at once.

A. A. H.

PLANK ROAD, August 1, 1864.

Major FISHER:

At 11.30 a. m. a train of thirty-three wagons and eleven ambulances passed to our left on Weldon railroad; 1.15 p. m. a train of sixty-eight wagons, with cavalry guard, followed on same road.

FULTON,

Signal Sergeant.


HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, August 1, 1864.

Sergeant FULTON:

The commanding general desires to know how you recognized the prisoners reported this morning as belonging to our army. Your reports are good. Send them in as frequently as any change occurs within your observation.

WM. S. STRYKER,
Adjutant.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, August 1, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Lieutenant WILLIAM S. STRYKER:

I reported them pioneers, not prisoners. The mistake, likely, was made in its transmittal by telegraph from Fifth Army Corps.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION, August 1, 1864-5 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

At 4 p. m. 150 cavalry passed to our left on same road (Weldon railroad) as before reported. No other movements visible since last report.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.


Page 7 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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