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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, Ga., August 25, 1864.

Colonel M. F. MOORE, Commanding:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you withdraw your brigade to-night at the same time that the troops of General Davis' division are withdrawn. You will accompany their movement across Proctor's Creek, and then proceed as speedily as possible to join your proper division in the Fourteenth Army Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY STONE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 25, 1864-6.45 p. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A deserter from Stevenson's division, just brought in, says that the report has been circulated on the enemy's picket-line that the Federal army will fall back to-night, and thinks an attempt to follow will be made to-morrow. The report was spread among them this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. WILLIAMS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 25, 1864.

Colonel BENJAMIN HARRISON,

Commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Corps:

COLONEL: The general commanding the corps directs that for orders concerning the movements of your brigade to-night, you report to Brigadier-General Knipe, commanding First Division, as your brigade is to march with that division and take position with it near the railroad crossing over the Chattahoochee River.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S. - Orders to the above effect have been sent to General Ward.

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 25, 1864.

General WHIPPLE, Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Carter telegraphs that Wheeler has crossed the river above Knoxville, and will likely be down upon our communications this side of Chattanooga.

L. H. ROUSSEAU,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 25, 1864.

Major General L. H. ROUSSEAU, Nashville, Tenn.:

Yours received. General Thomas says watch Wheeler and protect the road to the best of your ability. He wishes you also to see that