War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0300 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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Major General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will diminish his command to one line also, not holding more than one brigade as a reserve, relieving a portion of General Logan's left.

Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will then complete his line of works to his right. The object being to extend the line as far as possible to the right, the intrenchments will be made strong and ground cleared well to the front. Corps commanders will report the execution of this order of the completion of their line.

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XI. Corps commanders will be prepared at 8 a. m. to-morrow to move their commands forward, in order to extend our lines as far to the right as possible and relieve the troops of Major-General Thomas' command, now occupying a position on our right flank.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 30, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding, &c., before Atlanta, Ga.:

Cols. William Grose, Thirty-sixth Indiana; Charles C. Walcutt, Forty-Sixth Ohio; James W. Reilly, One hundred and fourth Ohio; Luther P. Bradley, Fifty-first Illinois; John W. Sprague, Sixty-third Ohio; Joseph A. Cooper, Sixth Tennessee; John T. Croxton, Fourth Kentucky, and William W. Belknap, Fifteen Iowa Volunteers, were this day appointed brigadier-general of volunteers. The appointments will be forwarded without delay.

JAS. A. HARDIE,

Colonel and Inspector-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864.

(Received 9.45 p. m.)

Colonel JAMES A. HARDIE,

Inspector-General, Washington, D. C.:

Be pleased to convey my thanks to the President for his prompt bestowal of the appointments as brigade-generals on the eight most worthy colonels named in your dispatch to-day.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Send two or three of your best scouts across to the west bank of the Chattahoochee, and down till they come to where General McCook crossed, and how guarded, and with orders to send us back work and news from our cavalry.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.