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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 25, 1864.

General THOMAS:

I understand that General McCook's cavalry was across Proctor's Creek and held the east bank at Turner's Ferry, and ordered a pontoon bridge to be made to connect his and Colonel Harrison's cavalry, but on reaching Proctor's Creek it was found that our pickets were across the creek, but not out as far as the Turner's Ferry road. Order General McCook out early to-morrow to cover that ferry, that the bridge may be put down and Colonel Harrison and he put in communication.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 25, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: In the attack on the 22nd our total loss 3,521 and 10 guns. Captures were 1,000 sent North, 1,017 wounded in our hands, 18 stand of colors, 5,000 stand of arms. Known dead of the enemy, 2,142, in front of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Corps and one division of the Seventeenth Corps and it is estimated the other division Seventeenth Corps, which repulsed six assaults of the enemy before it fell back, must have killed enough more to make his, the enemy's, loss in killed fully 3,000.

I am, general, yours, truly,

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

The known dead were those buried by us and sent over to the enemy during the truce of the following day on that front, and was on a space of ground from our main line there and the line midway between the two line of pickets or skirmishers.

Yours, truly,

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, July 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General BAIRD:

Report from Davis' front states heavy columns of troops moving to his right. Make your line as compact as your numbers will allow, holding your reserves ready to support Walker.

Respectfully,

J. M. PALMER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., July 25, 1864-midnight.

(Received 1.30 a. m. 26th.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that it has been reported to him from our picket-line that the enemy