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I think it may be safely assumed that the enemy has crossed Peach Tree Creek, though occasional shots are heard on my extreme left, or on General Hooker's line.

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Buck Head, July 18, 1864-8 p. m.

Brigadier General A. BAIRD,

Commanding Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Thomas desires that you make a reconnaissance to-morrow morning toward Atlanta with your whole division. The major-general commanding the corps directs that unless you should receive the orders before that time, you move at an early hour during the cool of the morning, taking with you one battery, and upon the direct Atlanta road, through the camps of Generals Johnson.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Pace's Ferry, July 18, 1864-10 p. m.

Brigadier-General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Cavalry, &c.:

GENERAL: The following dispatch has just been received from Major-General Stoneman, which the general commanding directs me to communicate to you, with instructions that General McCook's cavalry be on the alert:

JULY 18, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding, &c.:

Two parties of rebels, one of ten, the other of about twenty-five, are known to have crossed the river between Turner's Ferry and the railroad bridge. How many more parties have crossed is not known. Prisoners, have been taken by my men from one of the parties, and the other was seen. The rebels have two flat-boats at the point of crossing. The district through which the parietes passed back into the country is supposed to be under the control of General Elliott's cavalry.

Respectfully, &c.,

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General.

I am, general, yours, very respectfully,

HENRY STONE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,

July 18, 1864-10 p. m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

GENERAL: Colonel Adams, commanding brigade guarding the river near the mouth of Sweet Water, has just reported to me that the enemy are crossing the river in force above the mouth of the creek,with what object or intent has not yet transpired.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General.