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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 11, 1864.

General HOWARD:

The transfer of the Ninth Ohio was made permanent, at Colonel Hamilton's representation that he belonged to no brigade and had 400 men. General Schofield having lost General Stoneman needs cavalry on his flank. We must put our joint shoulders to the wheel and scrape up all the horses we can, else the enemy will ride all around an over us.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 11, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

I have not the slightest objection to the transfer of the Ninth Ohio Cavalry. I found it in this command, and was using a portion of it. Every effort to secure cavalry will meet with my hearty co-operation.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 11, 1864.

General THOMAS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

Have you any infantry near Vining's Station or railroad bridge, and what cavalry have you on river below? I ask with a view to proper protection for my trains.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

[AUGUST 11, 1864.]

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

Stanley has a guard at Pace's Ferry. There are parts of two regiments at the railroad bridge, and Kilpatrick's cavalry is posted along the river from railroad bridge to Sandtown.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, GA., August 11, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

COLONEL: Brigadier-General Corse reports to me to-night that he has put nine companies in reserve. General Corse says he has been obliged to put one regiment more on his left to connect with the Twentieth Army Corps. He has one regiment and two companies on the skirmish line, which takes all of his command except nine companies, as stated. His men have been in the trench now two days and nights without relief. I do not think I can relieve him, for General Ransom has one regiment on his left as a reserve to cover the gap between him