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JULY 18, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Captain CASE:

See heavy column of dust on the roads converging beyond Kyle's Brigade; also at or near Howell's Bridge. Troops (if dust is caused by them) are moving in a large body toward Kyle's Bridge and Stone Mountain, apparently five miles from this point.

Yours, respectfully,

SAM. F. REBER,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

Estimated strength of Hood's army.*

HARDEE'S CORPS.

First Division, Cheatham's:

Maney's brigade.............................. 1,200

Strahl's brigade............................. 1,000

Wright's brigade............................. 1,400

Vaughan's brigade............................ 1,200

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4,800

Second Division, Cleburne's:

Polk's brigade............................... 1,000

Govan's brigade.............................. 1,200

Lowrey's brigade............................. 1,500

Granbury's brigade........................... 1,200

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4,900

Third Division, Walker's:

Mercer's brigade............................. 2,000

Stevens' brigade............................. 1,500

Jackson's brigade............................ 1,000

Gist's brigade............................... 1,200

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5,700

Fourth Division, Bates's:

Lewis' brigade............................... 700

Finley brigade............................... 1,000

Tyler's brigade.............................. 1,300

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3,000

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18,400

HOOD'S CORPS.

First Division, Hindman's:

Deas' brigade................................ 1,200

Manigualt's brigade.......................... 1,200

Tucker's brigade............................. 1,000

Walthall's brigade........................... 1,200

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4,600

Second Division, Stevenson's:

Comming's brigade............................ 1,500

Brown's brigade.............................. 800

Baker's brigade.............................. 1,000

Reynolds' brigade............................ 1,200

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4,500

Third Division, Stewart's:

Gibson's brigade............................. 800

Stovall's brigade............................ 1,200

Clayton's brigade............................ 1,500

Moore's brigade.............................. 1,000

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4,500

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13,600

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*Memorandum found by Union forces in an old camp July 18, 1864, and filed with records of the Army of the Cumberland.

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