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this flank would be able to prolong the line to the Macon railroad, or better, that one corps, in addition to mine, could swing loose from the flank of the Fourteenth, strike in rear of East Point, and get a position crossing the railroad, from which we could not be driven. The country south of Utoy appears less broken and much more cultivated than north of it. Hascall is on the main Campbellton road. There is said to be a big road a short distance in his front leading to East Point. I have not been able to learn of any others in that vicinity. Can you not take Proctor's Creek for your left flank, bring supplies by Turner's Ferry, and thus throw even two corps yet to the right? It appears to me that such a move if made rapidly ought to bring success.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 10, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

I have your dispatch. I am deliberating what to do next, but despair of making a quick move. It takes two days to do what ought to be done in one. We are now bombarding the town of Atlanta, and I will await its effect, but rather prefer to cast loose from our base altogether to extending any more.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

August 10, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The question is a difficult one. I will get all the additional information I can about the country, roads, distances, &c., to aid you in determining what to do.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 10, 1864. (Received 10.55 p.m.)

General SCHOFIELD:

I will come down to-morrow and go with you to Hascall's position. I suppose Hamilton's regiment of cavalry has reported to you. Kilpatrick is on the opposite bank at Sandtown. Order Colonel Garrard to-morrow to replace his bridge over Utoy and feel across to the south bank of the creek.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SCHOFIELD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 10, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I will make a thorough examination of my lines and reconnaissance of the enemy's with a view to carrying out your plans. Along a large portion of our line we have driven the enemy into his works, and do