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BEFORE ATLANTA, GA., August 6, 1864-9 p.m.

(Received 12 m. 7th.)

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT:

Palmer was relieved this morning of the command of the Fourteenth Corps, which has been handled to-day by Brigadier-General Johnson, under direction of General Schofield. Some ground has been gained on right, but not enough to enable us to command railroad yet. An attack by Schofield's corps on enemy's earth-works was repulsed with loss of 1,000 men in all. Farther extension to railroad found rebel flank; too late for further operations,but there is brighten a little. Our line of battle thirteen miles long. Generals report operations and receive orders by telegraph.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 215.

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1864.

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III. At his own request Major General J. M. Palmer is relieved from the command of the Fourteenth Army Corps, on duty in the Department of the Cumberland, and will proceed to Carlinsville, Ill., whence he will report by letter to the Adjutant-General U. S. Army,at Washington, D. C. The officers composing the general's personal staff are also relieved from duty,that they may accompany him. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation for the general, his staff, and the authorized number of servants and horses.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

No. 90.

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1864.

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X. Corps commanders will at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning, the 7th instant, move forward a sufficient number of their troops to occupy and hold the new line of works.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 7, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Commanding, &c.:

Your progress,instead of appearing slow,has received the universal commendation of all loyal citizens, as well as of the President, War Department, and all persons whose commendation you would care for.