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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

July 20, 1864-10.50 a. m.

Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,

Commanding First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you push forward your command in conjunction with the movement of Major-General Hooker's troops when he moves forward. Please inform Major-General Palmer of your receipt of this order.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 20, 1864-11 a. m.

Captain A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourteenth Corps:

Captain: I have the honor to report, for the information of the major-general commanding corps, that I have just received orders from Major-General Thomas to push forward my command in conjunction with the movement of Major-General Hooker's troops, when he moves forward. This report is made in conformity with the request of Major-General Thomas.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. W. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General JOHNSON,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Keep all your reserves well in hand and ready to be moved in any direction. Look at once to your lines. Reports from Davis state strong force in his front and heavy columns moving to his right.

Very respectfully,

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 20, 1864.

General JOHNSON:

Captain Watson has been gone some time on the hunt for information as to General Hooker's purpose and movements, but has not returned. Do you know when General H[ooker] will be ready to advance? You will of course obey General Thomas' order and I will advise you at the earliest moment of any information I may get which will assist you.

Respectfully,

J. M. PALMER,

Major-General.