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left the right of our line will be a strong threat to East Point. I took it for granted the enemy would shift to this flank, but gradually we can make him extend till he is out of Atlanta. Listen well for sounds of action on the part of the cavalry. It would be well to burn that big brick unless you picket it. A regiment should also patrol back toward Decatur occasionally.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, July 27, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

I am just back from the extreme right. General Howard will have two corps in on the right intrenched, the other join reserve. Our cavalry is now out a day to-morrow the effect of these two moved will be left. I wish you to-morrow to let your skirmishers be bold, even to rashness, and show a good many men at open spaces. If your don't occupy that brick house as an outpost burn it.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

My demonstration to-day showed the enemy still in force in front of my center, near the railroad. About 500 cavalry made their appearance near the same point this p. m. and moved toward Decatur. I have a regiment of cavalry, Seventh Ohio, Colonel Garrard commanding, which arrived from the North to-day too late to join General Stoneman. I have ordered it to operate on my left as far out as Decatur.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I have your dispatch of 8.45. The brick house you refer to was burned this evening. I will press the enemy to-morrow as you desire.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. and Army of the Tennessee:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the major-general commanding, that in obedient to instructions from him I advanced the Third Division of this corps, immediately on its arrival, with instructions to proceed and take up position on General Dodge's