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SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 2, 1864.

General STANLEY:

Order just received from Washington assigns you to command of the Fourth Corps.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

STANLEY'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 2, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Telegram received. Much obliged to you. Will do my best to merit the confidence. Deserter just in says order read last night to rebel army says they captured 500 of McCook's command and dispersed the rest. Hardee has resigned. Cleburne commands his corps.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General GROSE,

First Division, Fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will hold the line you now occupy until otherwise ordered. The contemplated movement of the troops of this corps to our new and interior line will not be made perhaps for some days. Move all of your wagons within said interior line of works, except headquarters trains, if it be necessary that they should be kept outside. Do not leave your commissary train outside of the same longer than may be necessary to issue to the troops.

By order of Major-General Stanley:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Generals Newton and Wood.)

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 2, 1864.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Ward's division, of the Twentieth Corps, has been ordered to return from its position, and occupy that portion of our lines now held by the Fourteenth Army Corps, with the exception of one brigade, which you will be requested to leave in position on your present right. When your two decisions, less the one brigade, are drawn out of the line, you will order them, also General Davis' division, massed in rear of General Schofield's right flank.

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

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.