War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0604 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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circumvent any infantry except at a single point, and he is not limited to any point. He can be at Jonesborough at noon, tear up a few rails, and ten miles below in a couple of hours. I think General Kilpatrick equal to anything Hood can now do. Still we should take advantage of the detachment of his best troops for that duty.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS, August 19, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

Train which left Atlanta at 9.35 returned at 11.35 empty. Know it is same train by peculiarity of one of the cars. Another train which left at 11.10 returned at 11.40 empty.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, August 19, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Demonstration in front of the Fifteenth Corps developed more force of the enemy than yesterday. In front of the other corps about the same. No news.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, August 19, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

General Doge is wounded in the side of the head by a muster-ball; not seriously.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, August 19, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The skirmishing you hear is apparently between me and the Fourteenth Corps. Have not heard from my right yet.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, August 19, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The firing to-night occupied in the front of the ridge of the Fifteenth Corps. The enemy attempted to capture our working parties. They failed. General Lightburn was wounded at De Gress' battery in a