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similar manner to General Dodge. The officers and men on the right of the Fifteenth Corps have observed fires in the direction of Macon since 6 o'clock. One of my staff just returned reports he saw the fires still burning.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS, August 19, 1864. (Received 11.15 a. m.)

General SCHOFIELD:

Following just received from signal officer:

A long train of cars, loaded on top with troops, just moved down to the barracks, where it took on more troops and then moved south.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Before Atlanta, Ga., August 19, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL; Major-General Howard desires to throw forward two regiments in some secure place near the skirmish line, say on General Hazen's front, and direct them to open fire by file, keeping it up for about half an hour. The came plan will be pursued in front of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Corps, all with a view to give the appearance of a general assault. There is plenty of ammunition at Marietta.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Atlanta, August 19, 1864.

Respectfully referred to General Hzaen, who is who is hereby instructed to act in accordance with suggestions in inclosed communication.

By order of Major-General Logan;

R. R. TOWNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Atlanta, Ga., August 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the demonstration was made to-day at 12 m. in compliance with instructions, and that it did not result in developing any greater force of the enemy than on yesterday. They replied briskly with musketry and artillery. The firing to-night commenced on General Osterhaus' working party and afterward extend generally along the whole line. Brigadier-General Lightburn was wounded severely in the head while at De Gress' battery.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.