War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0466 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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SCHOFIELD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 11, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

Colonel Hamilton has not yet reported with his regiment.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

August 11, 1864.

Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: To enable me to execute General Sherman's orders for to-morrow it will be necessary for me to have Cox out of line, and you will have to relieve him. Please thin out to-night and get in reserve enough to hold Cox's present line. You can relieve him early in the morning, letting his pickets remain. I will send full instructions to-night.

Very respectfully,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, before Atlanta, Ga., August 11, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inform you that he has ordered General Johnston to relieve all of your division, except your pickets, early to-morrow morning. This will be necessary in order to enable him to carry out General Sherman's instructions. Full instructions will be given to-night or in the morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Atlanta, GA., August 11, 1864.

Brigadier en. J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inform you that General Johnson will extend his line toward your left so as to relieve one of your brigades which he desires you to place in position near General Hascall's right as a reserve. In case of an attack on that flank during the absence of the commanding general he desires you to take command of the two divisions. The general will be over in the course of the morning with General Sherman.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.