War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0512 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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about internal discipline. I will give you my earliest news about the cavalry; a few artillery shots were heard in that direction this evening. I apprehend we will be troubled to find roads enough to move as rapidly as you desire, and with sufficient concentration near the left. That is the only difficulty I apprehend. Perhaps the cavalry will be able to give us better information.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major- General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 15, 1864.

Major- General SHERMAN:

My signal officer reports no movement of troops can be seen about the enemy's left. He can see distinctly the road beyond the big field, but cannot see beyond the woods. One of my signal officers who went out with Colonel Garrard left him at 1 o'clock near Sandtown. Kilpatrick had not yet joined him. He had not met even a picket of the enemy.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major- General.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 15, 1864.

Major- General SHERMAN:

Following just received from signal officer:

I have just seen a large body of infantry passing to the enemy's left. Did not see the head of column, but counted four regiments followed by several wagons.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major- General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 15, 1864.

General HOWARD:

The infantry is doubtless the result of General Kilpatrick's movement on that flank, but let the signal officers watch and report everything of interest.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SIGNAL DETACH., FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 15, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following as my report for too- day. The officer on the observation station reports the following:

At 10.40 a. m. one passenger and one freight train left Atlanta apparently empty. At 5.10 p. m. one train of cars, three passenger, one baggage, and five freight cars, ap-