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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the field, GA., August 11, 1864.

Brigadier General M. S. HASCALL,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Cox is ordered to place a brigade in reserve near your right, and in case of an attack during the absence of the commanding general, General Cox will assume command of both divisions.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 11, 1864.

Brigadier General M. S. HASCALL,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: Early to-morrow you will have to start on a sort of raid to find and break the West Point railroad. I will send you full instructions to-night, and see you in the morning before you start; meanwhile make your preparations. Send all your wagons and artillery which you do not want with you this side of the creek to-night and be ready to march light and without incumbrance. A good place for your wagons will be in rear of Cox's headquarters. I think one battery without caissons will be sufficient to take with you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.-Don't make any change until dark, lest the enemy may observe it.

Very respectfully, &C.,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, GA., August 11, 1864-9 p.m.

Brigadier General M. S. HASCALL,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to say you need not remove any of your artillery to the rear, as General Cox will move into your works and protect what you leave there.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. CAVALRY COMMAND, DEPT. OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, GA., August 11, 1864.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that, under the orders of last night to scout the country south of Utoy Creek, I took about 450 men of the Ninth Michigan Cavalry, Seventh Ohio Cavalry, and Ninth Illinois