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HDQRS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.

General HOWARD:

You may, between 4 p. m. dark, fire from ten to fifteen shots from each gun in position that will reach any part od Atlanta. I have inquired into our reserve supply, and it will warrant the expenditure. I will order the shipment by cars of your horses. Who has them in charge at Chattanooga?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

August 1, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

General Corse reports an unusual movement of troops and trains to my right since 5 o'clock this evening. My scouts report cavalry pickets opposite my right flank. I have not noticed any attempt as yet to turn it.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS, DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

I have requested General Blair to extend his line so as to fill one-half of the interval between the present right of his new line and the left of yours. My impression is that you will find new line shorter than you anticipate, and hope when you get your batteries in position you will have as much reserve as you had before.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

I think when get your battery into position you can take one-half of the apace between the right of your new line and the left of General Logan's, as you described it to-day. Please extend your line, thinning out on your left where your works are so complete, with a view to this. General Logan will be requested to take the remained of the interval.

Very respectfully, your obedience servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.

Brigadier General M. D. LEGGETT, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: General Smith, commanding Fourth Division, has been directed to extend his line more to the right, taking a portion of the