War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0302 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, ga., July 30, 1864.

Captain A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourteenth Corps:

CAPTAIN: Please say to General Palmer that Colonel Taylor, in charge of the picket-line has just come in, and reports the line strongly intrenched. He says there is an elegant place for a section of artillery at the point on the railroad at which my left rests. The embrasures of the rebel work are in full view. Guns placed there would have to be sunk or otherwise strongly protected. The men at work on the skirmish line were subjected to a pretty heavy fire from the rebel front, through not one single man killed or wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. W. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Myers' House, july 30, 1864.

Captain McCLURG,

Assistant-General, Fourteenth army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report everything quiet on General Morgan's front last night; little firing on the skirmish line. Morgan is intrenched on the road in advance of Howard's right. ward is on his right. Generals Thomas and Howard put in position last evening. Howard is to conform his lines to theirs to-day.

Very respectfully,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I advanced this morning the picket-line of the corps to the high ground in front of the former line. In front of the First Division nearly the whole of the enemy's pickets were captured by us (about 100 prisoners). Our loss is slight, 4 men wounded. I shall establish the picket-line of the corps on the advanced position gained us.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. WILLIAMS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding the corps directs me to inform you that the picket-line of the First Division has been considerable advanced this morning, and that he wishes you to advance