War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0727 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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no idea that Hardee will attack you, if you have any cover whatever. Get as many guns in as possible, so that by a simultaneous discharge you can knock a train to pieces at one discharge. It is only on condition that you can get o the road that I would put all of Thomas' troops o that side of the Flint.

Yours,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

August 31, 1864-3.45 p. m.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The enemy attacked us in three distinct points, and were each time handsomely repulsed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

Major-General Logan says the enemy made two district attack on his lines and were repulsed.

O. O. H.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, August 31, 1864.

Major-General HOWARD:

I have your dispatch. Hold your own. Carlin's division is near you. Schofield and Stanly are on the railroad two miles south of Rough and Ready; headed off a train of cars loaded with troops making south, so you have Hardee all right. Watch him close and be prepared with Davis to follow him. He must retreat to McDonough or down the road. I must interpose our whole army between Atlanta and the enemy now in Jonesborough. Let your whole command know and feel I am thinking of them, and that I have got the railroad above them.

Yours,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Jonesborough, Ga., August 31, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: Your letter is received. I have the honor to report the following as the result of the day's operations: About 4 o'clock the enemy attacked the position of Major-General Logan and General Corse, who occupied the right of the line on the other side of Flint River, and was handsomely repulsed. He repeated the attack at three different points on the line with the same result. One division of the Seventeenth Corps, General Woods commanding, was moved across the river and went into position on the left. One of his brigades was attacked and the enemy repulsed promptly. Cleburne's division, failing to make any impression on the right of my line across the river, moved down to the bridge held