War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0052 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Pace's House, near Vining's Station, Ga., July 5, 1864-6.30p.m.

Orders of the day for the Fourth Army Corps of the Chattahoochee River to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock. He will make the attempt to cross at Pace's Ferry, at the point where the enemy crossed on the pontoon bridge this morning, making use of the enemy's bridge now lying on the other side of the river, if he can obtain possession of the same. If he cannot cross at this point a pontoon bridge will be furnished him, and he will cross at such point as he may select. All of the artillery of the First and Second Division of this corps will co-operate with General Wood's artillery in this movement, and for this purpose will be placed in such position as Captain Bridges, acting chief of artillery of this corps, may designate.

By order of Major-General Howard:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Vining's Station, Ga., July 5, 1864-9.20 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Army of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: Please have the pontoon bridge at General Wood's by 5 a.m. to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 4TH ARMY CORPS,

July 5, 1864-2.15 a.m.

Brigadier-General NEWTON,

Commanding Second Division, Fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Colonel Opdycke and Lieutenant-Colonel Moore, of the One hundred and twenty-fifth Ohio Infantry, both report the enemy retreating. They report trains moving off-artillery, baggage and railroad trains. The enemy still keep up a slight firing from their skirmish line. Both Colonels Opdycke and Moore seem confident that the report they bring is correct

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. P. BRADLEY,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, July 5, 1864-4.40 a.m.

Major General JOHN M. PALMER,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The enemy has gone from General Howard's front. The major-general commanding directs that you push after him without a moment's delay, and, if possible, inflict some damage upon him before he gets entirely across the Chattahoochee.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.