War of the Rebellion: Serial 075 Page 0770 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HEADQUARTERS,

June 12, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond:

I have urged General S. D. Lee to send his cavalry at once to break the railroad between Dalton and the Etowah. If you agree with me in the opinion that it can at this time render no service in Mississippi to be compared with this, I suggest that you give him orders.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

June 12, 1864-1 p.m.

General POLK:

General Johnston wishes the following arrangements to go into effect at once:

Lieutenant-General Hood to be drawn out of the line, and massed on the right; Lieutenant-General Polk to extend to Hood's present right; Lieutenant-General Hardee to fill the interval thus made to Polk's left; Lieutenant-Generals Polk and Hardee to occupy their lines in the order indicated by General Johnston last evening, and well supplied with artillery, either in position or ready to be moved up. The reserve artillery will be placed on the line by arrangements to be made between Brigadier-General Shoup and the artillery officers of Lieutenant-Generals Polk and Hardee.

Very respectfully,

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

(Copies to Lieutenant-Generals Hardee and Hood and to Brigadier-General Shoup.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, June 12, 1864-3.15 p.m.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

GENERAL: On account of the inclemency of the weather General Johnston suspends the movements of the corps ordered to-day until to-morrow.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

(Copies to Lieutenant-Generals Hardee and Hood and Brigadier-General Shoup.)

IN THE FIELD, June 12, 1864.

General G. W. SMITH,

Commanding Georgia State Troops:

General Johnston informs you that the enemy are pushing parties down on our right and threatening raids beyond the Chattahoochee, and he therefore wishes you to use your entire force in watching ad guarding the passages of the river as high up as Rossville Factory. He also requests a report of your strength and position when your arrangements