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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

July 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you examine the country in your front, and ascertain if you can move your division by any by-road due east. The enemy have gone ad we must follow. In no road can be found which you can cross the creek and get onto, you will have to bring your division back here ;and march out on this road. Our scouts have been sent out to find roads, if possible, but the general wishes you to send also.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTER TWENTIETH CORPS,

July 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that the indications are that the enemy will leave here to cross the river tonight. He wishes you to keep your pickets well pushed up to-night, and if they should leave to occupy their works at once. He would also like to have you get possession, if possible, this p.m. of that point of their works that Major Reynolds is now taking a battery down to shell. He will point it out to you. But this is not to be constructed into an order to assault.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Four miles below Marietta, July 5, 1864.

Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you march with your command to the left and rear of the Army of the Cumberland. General Howard's (Fourth) corps is on the left, with his right resting on the railroad. General Garrard's division is on the extreme left. Your position will be in rear of the left of General Howard, so as to be in readiness to support General Garrard.

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

DAVID F. HOW,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

July 5, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: I have had no opportunity to use my troops to-day. General McPherson's having been quite as many as could be brought into