War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0682 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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LOUDON, August 27, 1864-6.40 p. m.

Captain W. P. AMMEN:

We have sent courier to General Steedman, giving him all the information we have up to this p. m. Shall I send another? Some companies of first Ohio leave here at 8 o'clock to re-enforce Major Reeves. Shall send courier ahead, with instructions that if the re-enforcements are not needed to have them turned back.

M. L. PATTERSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

LOUDON, August 27, 1864.

Captain W. P. AMMEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I sent out, found General Steedman near Athens with strong force. Sent courier to him this a. m., telling where the enemy was reported to be. Advised Major Reeves to communicate with General Steedman. General Ammen's communication of yesterday received 10 o'clock this morning.

M. L. PATTERSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

LOUDON, August 27, 1864.

Captain W. P. AMMEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet here. Courier just in from Kingston. Major Reeves was attacked last evening 4 o'clock. Skirmished with the enemy until dark; drove them off. Twelve of his scouts were attacked; four have got in. Report the others either killed or captured.

M. L. PATTERSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

MARIETTA, August 27, 1864.

SHOLES:

Wheeler passed west between Knoxville and Clinton, saying that he should strike Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad near Murfreesborough. General Rousseau is notified. I am informed by Major Eckert that rebels in Shenandoah Valley say that Hood is dead and Longstreet in command at Atlanta. Report not credited entirely, but whereabouts of latter not known for two weeks past.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Utoy Creek, August 27, 1864-6 a. m.

Order of march for Fourth Army Corps for to-day, August 27:

General Wood's division will lead, followed by General Kimball's division. Then will follow the artillery, then the ordnance trains (in the same order in which the divisions march), then the hospital train and