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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Ga., July 19, 1864.

Colonel E. W. CRITTENDEN,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Isham's Ferry, Ga.:

COLONEL: General Stoneman reports that the enemy is crossing the river at the mouth of Sweet Water. They will doubtless attempt to destroy our trains and depot at Marietta, and may attempt to capture our bridges at the different river crossings. Keep all the trains on this side the river and under your guns. Look out for the rebels and give them a warm reception. Keep me informed of all that you learn. The supply train is ordered forward to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Decatur, Ga., July 19, 1864.

Brigadier General M. S. HASCALL,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Cox is ordered to move forward on the Atlanta road at once. The commanding general desires you to move your command directly in rear of General Cox's column, keeping in close support of him, in advance of his wagons.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Decatur, Ga., July 19, 1864-11.40 p. m.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: A general movement of the army on Atlanta is ordered at 5 a. m. to-morrow. The commanding general desires you to have your command in readiness to move at that hour, and await further orders from these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,

July 19, 1864.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

GENERAL: The force that crossed the river last night is supposed to be a strong scouting party.

Respectfully,

GEO. STONEMAN,

Major-General.