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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Powers' Ferry, Chattahoochee River, Ga., July 14, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the major-general commanding Department of the Cumberland.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

ROSWELL BRIDGE, July 14, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Commanding:

GENERAL: The bridge is finished, and the Fifteenth Army Corps will cross the river this afternoon and be in position by night, on the left and a little in advance of General Dodge. Nothing new here.

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, July 14, 1864.

General McPHERSON,

Roswell:

General Blair reports a movement of cavalry down the river on the other side all last night, drawn there doubtless by Stoneman's and Rousseau's movement. Let General Garrard feel out strong and disturb those that are left.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

ROSWELL BRIDGE, July 14, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Would it not be a good move for Garrard to cross his division at McAfee's Bridge, push one of his brigade out toward Cross Keys, and engage the cavalry there; and send his other brigade rapidly via Lawrenceville down to Covington on the railroad, and burn the bridge across Yellow River and other streams in the vicinity, and do all the damage they can? The distance is forty miles.

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, July 14, 1864.

General McPHERSON,

Roswell:

The bridge over Yellow River is too well guarded by men and redoubts to be carried by our cavalry, but General Garrard might dash at the road east of the Stone Mountain. See him, and it is useless to attempt anything unless he be willing, for until our infantry is out as