War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0458 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

Search Civil War Official Records

HDQRS. CHIEF OF ARTY., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General BARRY,

Chief of Arty., Mil. Div., General Sherman's Hdqrs:

General Thomas says you can have the 4 1/2-inch gun, as we don't intend to use it. Please order some officer of General Howard's army to receipt for it.

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF ARTY., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General BARRY,

Chief of Artillery, General Sherman's Headquarters:

The 4 1/2-inch gun to be turned over to the Army of the Tennessee is waiting in rear of the position on the right of the Twentieth Corps, in which it was previously intended to place it. Please send for it as soon as convenient.

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HOWARD'S HOUSE, August 11, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Captain CASE:

Skirmishing quite brisk this a.m. Rebels threw a few shells at us this a.m. Quiet now. Cannonading still going on briskly on our right. Shells from our big guns explode on the outskirts of city. I saw an engine and six empty cars in city this a.m.

BURTON.

STATION OBSERVATION, August 11, 1864-10.10 a.m.

Captain A. K. TAYLOR,

Acting Signal Officer:

CAPTAIN: Working party at four-gun fort on left, just where line of works joins it on west side.

Very respectfully, yours,

W. W. HOPKINS,

First Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

STATION OBSERVATION, August 11, 1864-2.20 p.m.

Captain A. K. TAYLOR,

Acting Signal Officer:

CAPTAIN: Men still at work on four-gun fort and on large fort south, three miles distant.

Very respectfully, yours,

W. W. HOPKINS,

First Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.