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small body of cavalry. I hope General Cox will be permitted to return to-night, even if he has to relieve Wood's division.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say the relief of Cox' division by Wood's, as suggested by your letter, meets his approval, and may be made to-night. General Logan, who is here, will call on you and arrange the move. I am also directed to order Captain Poe to take your engineer battalion and construct a bridge over the creek at Durand's (Williams') Mill, which will be on the most direct road to Powers' Crossing.

I am, general, yours, respectfully,

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, Ga., July 23, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inform you that it has been decided, after consultation with Generals Sherman and Logan, to relieve your two brigades by General Woods' division, and put you in General Woods' present position on General Hascall's left. General Logan will arrange the details of the movement, which will be carried out to-night. Colonel Reily will remain in his present position, at least until morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

In the Field, July 22, 1864-6 a. m.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The enemy having evacuated their works in front of our lines, the supposition of Major-General Sherman is that they have given up Atlanta and are retreating in the direction of East Point. You will immediately put your command in pursuit, passing to the south and east of Atlanta, without entering the town. You will keep a route to the left of that taken by the enemy, and try to cut off a portion of them while they pressed in rear and on our right by Generals Schofield and Thomas. Major-General Sherman desires and expects a vigorous pursuit.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.