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SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS, August 23, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

I think the rebels have already repaired the Macon road. How soon can you be ready to execute our former plan?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SCHOFIELD'S HEADQUARTERS, August 23, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I think I can be ready to-morrow. Will know definitely as soon as I can hear from my commissary at Marietta.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Atlanta, August 23, 1864-10.30 a. m.

General SCHOFIELD:

Get General Morgan to give you the best idea he can of the roads from your flank to Red Oak, with as many names as possible; also get a diagram of the roads from your old headquarters (Wilson's) to Utoy Post-Office and Red Oak and Fairburn. Captain Bartlett can fill in for you some.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Near Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I have on hand supplies of the grand movement, and only need long enough notice to send my baggage wagons to the rear. I will have maps about Utoy, Red Oak, &c., completed this evening.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Atlanta, August 23, 1864-3 p. m.

General SCHOFIELD:

General Thomas reports he will be ready for Thursday night. Therefore make all possible preparations in the mean time.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to General Howard.)

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