War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0402 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, In the Field, Ga., August 6, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Chief of Artillery and Ordnance:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs that you send Colonel Barter's brigade out the road taken by General Johnson, and let him occupy the right of the works this side of Utoy Creek. Inform General Howard.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, In the Field, Ga., August 6, 1864.

Major W. W. WHEELER,

Provost-Marshal-General, Army of the Ohio:

MAJOR: Colonel Barter's brigade is in reserve in the works occupied by General Johnson yesterday - the extreme right of the line occupied last night, right resting on the south bank of Utoy Creek, connecting with the troops now in line by his left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, August 6, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Signal officer reports he has seen over 100 wagons moving out of Atlanta in a southwest direction, while there were not more than ten going in. As far as he can see, enemy's troops do not appear at all harassed or excited.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Atlanta, August 6, 1864.

General HOWARD:

I have no idea that the enemy will leave Atlanta until compelled to do so. General Schofield is making slow but sure progress on our right, but I expect each minute to hear in heavily engaged. Study your front so that you can keep employed on it as much of the enemy as possible, that General Schofield will have the less to deal with.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, August 6, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I have directed General Dodge to move forward his line to connect with line of Seventeenth Corps, which has just been constructed. General Logan has relieved the brigade of Schofield's on the right, and