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HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Near Atlanta, Ga., August 8, 1864-11.30 p.m.

Brigadier General J. KILPATRICK, Commanding Third Cavalry Division:

The enemy's cavalry on the south side of the Chattahoochee threatens General Schofield's right flank on or near the Sandtown and Atlanta road. The general commanding directs that you make a demonstration opposite to and below Sandtown as if you intended to cross the river. Make the greatest show a force by counter marching command. Let this be done at an early hour but without harassing your animals more than is necessary.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DAVID F. HOW,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Atlanta, August 8, 1864.

(Received 9.05 a.m.)

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

I wish you to develop the enemy's position and strength on the right as soon as you can, that I may adopt some well-defined plan for further operations.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Near Atlanta, Ga., August 8, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I will push forward and develop the enemy's position as rapidly as practicable. I have just returned from the extreme right,which is near Utoy Creek. The enemy is behind intrenchments south of the creek and facing toward my flank. I have sent Hascall to cross the creek and try to clear that flank, while the rest of the corps is pushing forward. I think the force south of the creek is only cavalry with artillery.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, In the Field, August 8, 1864-11.15 a.m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

General Hascall reports the enemy advancing in force on our rear his right. He has consequently suspended his movement and its preparing to receive an attack.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Proctor's Creek, August 8, 1864-1 p.m.

General SCHOFIELD:

Your dispatches of 10.30 and 11.15 a.m. are received. I have been along General Corse's line, also General William's, and we are preparing