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HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION CAVALRY,

Buck Head, Ga., August 13, 1864.

Captain R. P. KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the battalion of my command sent out this morning has returned. They proceeded beyond Decatur on the McDonough road some two or three miles, and also some five or six miles north and east of the town, without encountering any of the enemy or learning, anything of any movements on their part.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ELI LONG,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

August 13, 1864.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Ohio:

MAJOR: Colonel Garrard reported last evening an appearance of increased cavalry force in his front pressing him closely. I therefore marched General Reilly's brigade across from the Campbellton road to the Sandtown road, and put them in camp on that road beyond the hospitals, &c., and just in rear of the cavalry camp. I put Colonel Stiles' brigade between the Sandtown road and General Hascall's headquarters, where I had one regiment the night before, and placed Colonel Casement's brigade in his old works just in rear of the line where he relieved part of General Hascall's command two days ago.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

August 13, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

General Logan reports that General Woods advanced and took the enemy's rifle-pits, capturing 65 prisoners-4 commissioned officers and 61 enlisted men. This in front of the extreme right of my line.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 13, 1864.

[Lieutenant Colonel R. R. TOWNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:]

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I advanced my skirmishers this afternoon and took the intrenched skirmish line of the enemy in my front, with a loss of 1 man killed and 1 accidentally wounded. I have directed Colonel Smith to hold the line at all hazards if it takes his whole brigade to do so. The line is by this time well secured by reversing the enemy's pits. I have 61 privates and 4 officers as prison-