War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0716 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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MURFREESBOROUGH, August 30, 1864.

(Received at Tullahoma 4.23 p. m.)

Major J. O. CRAVENS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A scout sent out this morning was fired on near Woodbury by a party of rebels. Citizens report the rebels moving this way, their force not known.

H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 30, 1864.

General R. H. MILROY, Tullahoma:

A report from Colonel Patton is that a company of East Tennessee cavalry was captured by the rebels near Lebanon at 3 o'clock this morning.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 30, 1864-1 a. m.

General GRANGER, Decatur, Ala.:

My scouts just come in and report that Wheeler's command will strike Elk River bridge and Sulphur trestle simultaneously at daybreak. I go in for one place and Colonel Campbell the other.

JOHN C. STARKWEATHER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., August 30, 1864.

General WHIPPLE:

I have just ordered General Smith to relieve Colonel Lowe and men in accordance with Major-General Thomas' instructions.

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

MARIETTA, GA., August 30, 1864-8.30 p. m.

(Received 12 p. m.)

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT:

No news from Sherman to-day. Slocum pushed reconnaissance within two miles of Atlanta, finding only cavalry, and not much of that. He had only a brigade and moved slowly, but will know by daylight whether enemy still occupies Atlanta or not.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

LOUISVILLE, KY., August 30, 1864-11.30 a. m.

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT:

Portion of Wheeler's force said to be across Cumberland, and coming toward Gallatin, Tenn. Wheeler sent word to commander of post he had captured two companies of his command; would soon capture remainder.

S. BRUCH.