War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0740 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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BRIDGEPORT, August 31, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN:

My scouts report that Wheeler came into Jasper with 1,600 men at 1 p. m.

W. KRZYZANOWSKI,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

COWAN, August 31, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN:

I have sent a heavy guard three miles north. The railroad is ton up and some ties burned; not much damage done yet. They are near Decherd. My men came up to their pickets. All quiet here and at the Tunnel.

C. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

COWAN, August 31, 1864.

General STEEDMAN:

Five hundred rebel cavalry passed here at 2 o'clock this p. m., skirmishing with my outposts. Communications north of here are cut.

C. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant Colonel, Eighteenth Wisconsin Volunteers, Commanding.

DECATUR, August 31, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN:

I have reliable information that Clanton's force received orders Sunday evening to go to Atlanta, and left. I can get no information as to the whereabouts of Wheeler. I have a force-concentrated and provided with three days' rations, ready to throw them upon any point of the road, if I can get information and a train I have ordered-of One hundred and second Ohio, Thirteenth Wisconsin, and Seventy-third Indiana from river, except one company at most exposed points commanded by each regiment.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

ROME, August 31, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN:

GENERAL: I am satisfied that the enemy contemplate an attack on this place. Can you not send back my two regiments?

WM. VANDEVER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, August 31, 1864-7 a. m.

Major ECKERT:

Both lines between Nashville and Chattanooga cut sough of Christiana, Tenn., and heavy firing heard south of there. Work to Chattanooga via Huntsville and Stevenson. Line from Chattanooga to front O. K.

S. BRUCH.