War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0752 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

September, 1, 1864-4.05 a.m.

Colonel CLARK, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Major-General Logan Directs me to report that the pickets of each division report that the enemy have been moving to our right for three hours, apparently in great confusion. Wagons are easily head moving from any point on our line.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. R. TOWNES,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

September 1, 1864

Respectfully referred to Major-General Sherman for his information. Preparations are made to follow. Generals Logan, Ransom and Kilpatrick have been notified.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General

NEAR JONESBOROUGH, GA., September 1, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that as soon as you observe any movement upon the advancing columns of Schofield and Stanley you will open fire with musketry along your line, and make sallies, feigning an attack, and as much as possible attract the attention of the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Jonesborough, Ga., September 1, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you cause occasional shots from your batteries to be fired upon the town during the night, care being taken not to expend too large an amount of ammunition.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIGNAL DETACHMENT,

Near Jonesborough, Ga., September 1, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following as my report of to-day. Lieutenant Fish, of this detachment, reports as follows:

I was out on my tree at 7 a.m.; examined the enemy's lines carefully; found a strong line of battle formed in front of Fifteenth Army Corps; men busy at work on a second line of earth-works. This line is on the east and south of the field sides, where their lines were formed yesterday that charged the Fifteenth Army Corps. I immediately reported that I had seen to the major-general commanding. As the