War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0486 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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ers, who will be forwarded within half an hour. The Fourteenth Corps got 27 prisoners that were sent back by my men or driven into their lines. They neither fired a shot nor advanced a man, but still claim the prisoners as captured by them.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. R. WOODS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 13, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. R. TOWNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

I have the honor to report nothing special in my front to-day, except that I advanced the right of my skirmish line to connect with General Woods' left, taking three skirmish pits occupied by the rebels in my front, which drew a considerable fire from the enemy's batteries, doing me but little damage.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. J. LIGHTBURN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 13, 1864.

General McARTHUR,

Marietta:

See at once as to who and what force broke the road at or near Acworth. It is, in my judgment, a mere cut, having a bearing on something beyond.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

BIG SHANTY, GA., August 13, 1864-12.50 p.m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Damage to railroad repaired. Enemy's force, about seventy-five came on the Alabama road, about one mile south of Acworth, and returned same way. Nobody hurt and no serious damage to engine. I have taken measures to prevent a recurrence.

J. McARTHUR,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 13, 1864.

General McARTHUR,

Marietta:

Make somebody suffer for the break of the railroad at Acworth; somebody over in the direction of Roswell or McAfee's Bridge. It would be well to keep a good picket out in that direction. The Macon papers