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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, August 6, 1864-6 a.m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

DEAR GENERAL: I can hold the present lines, but cannot prevent the enemy from entering between us after putting every man into position, so that I have no second line or reserves. However, I will do my best if you deem it necessary to take the brigade.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Near Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1864-8 a.m.

General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding, &c.:

I have directed General Logan to relieve your brigade, and have ordered the Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry to watch the space between us.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

Would be sent by telegraph, but is not in working order.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS, August 6, 1864.

(Received 10 a.m.)

General SCHOFIELD:

GENERAL: I have ordered your brigade relieved. Quite a serious demonstration is taking place on my left; may result in an attack; so please let your bridge remain near by as long as you can; but take it when you absolutely require it.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Near Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1864.

Major-General HOWARD:

I will let the troops remain till I absolutely need them. I have some apprehension for the safety of my right rear, and would like to have a reserve near my present headquarters. But I will risk it for a time.

Respectfully,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS, August 6, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

The rebels made a demonstration with strong skirmish line along front of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Corps this morning and extended to Twentieth Corps this afternoon. I ordered a demonstration for you