War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0395 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1864--3.45 p. m.

General NEWTON,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: In accordance with the dispatches (official copies of which are herewith inclosed), you will strengthen your skirmish line, and threaten the enemy. Also make a show of your infantry in the main lines, and such movements as may lead the enemy to suppose that you are about to make a general advance and attack.

By order of Major-General Stanley:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Generals Wood and Kimball.)

STANLEY'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 6, 1864.

General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

Is the demonstration upon the enemy's line to be one of artillery alone?

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 6, 1864.

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Commanding Fourth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that you threaten the enemy with infantry without moving on his lines.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

HENRY STONE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies to Generals Wood and Newton.)

HOWARD'S HOUSE, August 6, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE:

The demonstration on our left was made by Maney's brigade, of Cheatham's division. We learn from a deserter that this brigade is posted south of the railroad, and that they are very anxious to learn what we have here. We had 1 man killed and our picket-line slightly forced back. It is now re-established.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

(Copy to General Sherman.)