War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0536 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Utoy, August 16, 1864- 7 p. m.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant- General, Army of the Ohio:

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Ohio:

MAJOR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter of Major- General Schofield, and to inform him that I communicated to Brigadier- General Kilpatrick his message to him by letter this evening. There was no enemy found at the camp where they were found last night. To-day my division was posted across the road leading to Atlanta, my outposts occupying the same ground they did the day I was protecting the right flank of General Cox's division. I will not be able to picket on the line of the road until I have ascertained by reconnaissance of the country and roads this side of that road where I can post reserves so as to make the pickets safe. My pickets at the cross- roads were attacked as soon as I left this evening and driven back. I have sent seventy- five men out to a point near there with orders to advance to the cross- roads at daylight. There is another cross- roads half a mile east that will have to be picketed simultaneously in order to give security to either post. Rebel infantry were out at the cross- roads last evening.i have withdrawn my pickets from the line of Utoy Creek in the rear of General Kilpatrick's line.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ISRAEL GARRARD,

Colonel, Commanding Division.

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[AUGUST 16, 1864.- For Israel Garrard to Schofield, 11 p. m., reporting operation, &c., see Part II, p. 922.]

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 16, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

According to your suggestion, I am going down on the right to- day.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major- General.