War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0298 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 29, 1864.

General HOWARD:

Telegraphed me the names of three colonels that you want made brigadier and front. General Thomas will make a strong demonstration on your right.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., July 29, 1864.

Brigadier General GILES A. SMITH,

Commanding Fourth Division, Seventeenth Army Corps:

The general commanding thanks you for the assistance rendered him yesterday by sending to his support the Fifteenth Iowa and Thirty-second Ohio Regiments, under command of Colonel William W. Belknap.

The general also thanks Colonel Belknap and his brave men for the efficient manner in which they performed their duty.

By order of Brigadier General M. L. Smith:

G. LOFLAND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Atlanta, Ga., July 29, 1864.

Brigadier General J. M. CORSE,

Commanding Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will immediately relieve a regiment of General Fuller's command immediately on your right with a regiment of General Rice's brigade now in reserve. You will hold Lieutenant-Colonel Philips' command in reserve ready to move at a moment's warning, should occasion require.

By order of Major General G. M. Dodge:

GEO. C. TICHENOR,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 29, 1864.

Brigadier General E. W. RICE,

Commanding First Brigade:

The general commanding desires you to push forward your skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining what is in your front, observing due caution.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.