War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0328 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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corps. The division will march to points select by Captain Twining, chief engineer, behind the new flank line of the Army of the Cumberland, and there bivouac for the night. The march will resumed at 6 a. m. to-morrow. a detachment from the Second Division will be posted by Captain Twining at short intervals along the route of tonight's march to keep fired burning to light the road and guide the column. Army headquarters will be to-night near headquarters of the military division.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT

AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 6.

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.

The following officers are announced as members of the staff and staff corps of this department and army. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Lieutenant Colonel C. H. Howard, senior aide-de-camp; Major T. W. Osborn, First New York Artillery, chief of artillery; Captain H. M. Stinson, aide-de-camp; Captain F. W. Gilberth, aide-de-camp; Captain E. H. Kirling, volunteer aide-de-camp.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLEARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT

AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 7.

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.

Captain A. Hickenlooper, Fifth Ohio Battery, in addition to his duties as judge-advocate of the department, will act as assistant chief of artillery of the army in the field, will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR ATLANTA, GA., August 2, 1864.

General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army:

If you have any negro regiments fit for duty I would like to have them in front of Nashville; that would enable me to bring to the front brigades that properly belong to the corps at the front. Could not some general order be made for white recruits to be sent from the States as they are made, to be put in with our old men?

Losses in battle and sickness from work and weather is beginning to tell on the strength of my army. If this matter pertains to the Provost-Marshall-General, I would request you to notify him that I would prefer to have