War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0072 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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near Holland's house, three miles from the railroad and six miles southeast of this place. I notified the commanding officer at Resaca yesterday at 2 p.m. of their presence, with the request to send up his cavalry, which appears not have been done. I also endeavored to warn him again this morning.

B. LAIBOLDT,

Commanding Post.

CHATTANOOGA, July 6, 1864.

General SMITH:

My dispatch yesterday should have said rebel cavalry reported passing round left of our army.

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, July 6, 1864.

Brigadier General J. B. STEEDMAN:

From all information that I can gain, there is no large force at the mouth of Raccoon Creek, only some scouting parties.

SAM. C. VANCE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

MARIETTA, GA., July 6, 1864-8 a.m.

Major T. T. ECKERT:

Enemy's rear guard only on this side Chattahoochee, now holding strong intrenched position covering railroad and road bridges. Our flanks rest on river above and below, and cavalry holds right bank from Roswell to mouth of Sweet Water Creek, except just the bridge-head mentioned. Railroad will be repaired by 3 p.m. so that trains can go directly to front. Telegraph is working to General Sherman's headquarters, but is interrupted south of Dalton. Sherman expects to cross the Chattahoochee within three days. We hear nothing late from the East.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

CAMP ON CHATTAHOOCHEE, GA., July 6, 1864-9.30 p.m.

(Received 9.40 a.m. 7th.)

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT,

War Department:

No material change in position of army since my cipher of this morning. Railroads and telegraph working to Vinning's Bridge, and field wire opened this evening. I suggest by letter a change in form of field insulators and instruments.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT FIELD ORDERS,

AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 60. Near Gordon's, on Turner's Ferry Road, July 6, 1864.

Major-General Dodge, commanding Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, will move one division of his command down to Howell's Ferry