HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
In the Field, July 20, 1864.
Major General J. HOOKER,
Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:
GENERAL: As you will probably have breast-works constructed to-night, and as the enemy has been repulsed along the whole line in his attack of to-day, the major-general commanding directs that you press him strongly with skirmishers in the morning, for the purpose of ascertaining what has become of him, and of ascertaining his intentions.
The same has been ordered for other corps of the army.
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
Near Decatur, Ga., July 20, 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 within close supporting distance of him, in advance of all the wagons.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
[JULY 20, 1864.]
SIR: I have come across from General Logan to find out where and on what road you are moving. The Fifteenth Army Corps is moving on the main road, parallel with the railroad. I will wait here at the headquarters of Colonel Swaine's brigade until the orderly comes back.
Captain Company K, Eight Missouri Mounted Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS SWAINE'S BRIGADE,
July 20, 1864-9. 30 a. m.
Respectfully forwarded, through General Hascall's headquarters, to the headquarters of the department, with request to send answer to these headquarters.
P. T. SWAINE,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
JULY 20, 1864-10.15 a. m.
CAPTAIN: The Twenty-third Corps is moving on the Atlanta road, about one mile and a half to the right of the roads the Fifteenth Corps is now on. Our advance is not quite four miles from Atlanta, had has developed the enemy's works in our front.
J. A. C[AMPBELL].