War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0346 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Atlanta, August 3, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS, Commanding Twenty Corps:

I send you below a copy of telegram* just received at these headquarters. general Thomas has gone to some point on the lines. I shall forward this to him at once, and you will please act on it so far as relates to your corps, unless otherwise ordered by him.

Very respectfully,

HENRY STONE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

A copy has been sent to General Stanley.

H. S.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 3, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you commence the construction of breast-works on the new line now being located by Lieutenant ludlow, engineer of the corps, at once, if it is possible to work there in the daylight drawing a fire from the enemy. If you find it impracticable to work at them during the daytime he desires that you will put a strong force at work to-night, as he desires that they may be finished and occupied by morning g. Lieutenant Ludlow is now on the line and will give you such information as you may need. Major Reynolds, chief of artillery, will select the position for the artillery, and the general wishes that the earth-works at the points he selects may be constructed with special reference to the protection of the artillery.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-colonel and Assistant Adjutant-general.

HDQRS CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 3, 1864.

Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division, marietta, Ga.:

The general commanding directs that you move with your command to the railroad bridge north of the Chattahoochee. He congratulates you and your command on your success during the late raid.

DAVID F. HOW,

Lieutenant and acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS, CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 3, 1864.

general J. KILPATRICK,

Cartersville, or en route to Marietta, Ga.:

I have reports that 500 to 1,000 rebels crossed Chattahoochee at Campbellton last night and moved in direction of Burnt Hickory. Look out for them on railroad.

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of cavalry.

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*See Sherman to Thomas and Stanley, p. 342.

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