War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0348 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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use; could not learn whether they had any supply on hand. Since Walker's death, his old division has been cut up and put into Cleburne's and Cheatham's divisions. General Hood's headquarters in is White hall street, near Rodgers' tannery.

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

ED. C. DENIG,

Assistant adjutant-General.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 3, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

We are moving to-day, and the general had just ridden off for your flank as yours came. Last from McCook is from deserter, who says order was stating capture of 500 of his men, and rest killed and dispersed by Wheeler. Some are still reaching our lines. Hardee has resigned, by disagreement with Hood.

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 3, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN: Hascall and Baird are in position, and intrenched. The enemy's artillery fire was quite heavy just before dark, and caused some loss. We will have batteries in position to respond fully in the morning. Hascall captured 49 prisoners from the enemy's skirmish line during his advance. His loss in only about 20 killed and wounded.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Before Atlanta, August 3, 1864-7 a. m.

Colonel BARTER,

Commanding Fourth Brigade:

You will move your remaining two regiments immediately to Colonel casement's left, and put them in line between him and Colonel Crittenden. I have just learned that there is a gap there unfilled. Please use haste in moving, as the gap must not be left unfilled a moment longer than absolutely necessary. when your troops are ready to start re[port in person to me in advance and I will give more particular instructions.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAMP OF SEVENTH OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY,

August 3 [4*], 1864.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Ohio:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that I made a scout on the road to Sandtown as far as the bridge over Utoy Creek, seven miles from

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*See Wherry to Garrard 4, p. 362.

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