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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I will make all possible preparations. My staff officers are in search of information about roads beyond Red Oak.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 24, 1864-7 p. m.

General SCHOFIELD:

I have been out all day. Will move my camp to-morrow somewhere below General Hascall on Utoy Creek. The telegraph wire will be taken down at 9 a. m. to-morrow, so make all your dispatches before. Nothing from General Steedman, who is after Wheeler above the Hiwassee.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

August 24, 1864.

Colonel HORACE CAPRON,

Commanding Cavalry:

You will concentrate all your command of Turner's Ferry to guard train of the Army of the Ohio. Consult with commanding-general of the Twentieth Army Corps, who will probably be left in command of troops on the Chattahoochee, as to the movements and disposition of train.

By order of General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

August 24, 1864.

Colonel HORACE CAPRON,

Commanding Cavalry:

The trains of the Army of the Ohio will be sent to Turner's Ferry to-morrow, to be placed under your charge; you will act until further orders under the direction of the officer in command of troops at the Chattahoochee.

By order of General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HOWARD'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 24, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

Do you wish me to delay till Friday night or follow General Thomas' movement immediately, provided it can be done?

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.