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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

August 30, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding, &c.:

SIR: I am now (1.15 p. m.) at the forks of the East Point road and the road crossing the railroad and leading to Widow Long's. the Fourth Corps is just ahead of me, and going on the latter road. I am going in position. The ground is not very good, and the connections with the Newnan road make the left especially weak. I shall keep as much reserve as I can consistently with covering the railroad and the little commanding ground on the left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

August 30, 1864.

General M. S. HASCALL,

Commanding Second Division:

I find the Fourth Corps is not all out yet, and have overtaken them less than half a mile from my former position. I was misinformed when I sent my message by your orderly, and hasten to correct it. I will send you word they really get off.

Yours, &c.,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Ga., August 30, 1864.

Colonel ISRAEL GARRARD,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Army of the Ohio:

COLONEL: The commanding general desires you, if possible, to move from your present position, via Mims' and Trimble's Mill, down to the point at the intersection of the Jonesborough and East Point road, where you will meet the infantry, instead of following in the rear of the infantry, as directed in your orders of last night. Please report to the commanding general as soon as possible whether it is possible for you to march by the road above indicated, and, if you find it cannot be done, move as directed last night, in the rear of the infantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Ga., August 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General GARRARD,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires you to occupy, substantially, the present position occupied by his infantry, crossing the railroad,