War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0386 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Near Utoy Creek, August 5, 1864--11.30 a. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

Your dispatch ordering me to the right is received, and I will put the division in motion at once.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 5, 1864.

Colonel ISRAEL GARRARD,

Commanding Seventh Ohio Cavalry:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs that you relieve the pickets of General Palmer's escort now on the road that General Johnson moved out on, and picket that road, as well as the road to the right. Please relieve the pickets of General Palmer's escort as soon as possible to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

August 5, 1864--10.30 a. m.

[General SCHOFIELD:]

GENERAL: I find the line occupied by your brigade much more extended than I thought yesterday evening. It will take nearly, if not quite, all of my reserve to fill it. Please not remove the brigade until you absolutely need it. When you do so need it I will take care of myself.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

P. S.--Signal officer reports large columns of cavalry passing into town from enemy's left flank; probably one brigade. Please notify General Sherman.

O. O. H.,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Ga., August 5, 1864--11.15 a. m.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: Your dispatch is received. I will not take the brigade away until absolutely necessary. I do not expect to need it to-day unless to protect my right near along the Howell's Ferry road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.