War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0859 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Indorsement.]

JULY 16, 1864.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Is Colonel Mell in active service? If not, assign him as commandant at Athens.

J. A. S.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

In the Field, Ga., July 1, 1864-2 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The enemy are flanking me on my left, and already have possession of the road leading from Moss' house to General Armstrong's position. General G. W. Smith has retired with his command toward Armstrong's position.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

In the Field, Ga., July 1, 1864-3 p. m.

General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The force under General Smith have left their position and gone down to Armstrong. The enemy are advancing on the road I fell back on. Their force is not yet known. I can hear firing in the direction of Armstrong.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

In the Field, Ga., July 1, 1864-5 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Colonel Boyles, on my right, reports a heavy column of infantry moving on his right. There is an interval between his right and Ferguson's brigade. A heavy line advancing on me from the Sandtown road. Their right extends as far west as the first house from Moss'. There can be on doubt but that the enemy have at least one corps.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

NEAR MARIETTA, July 2, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond:

Scouts report the arrival in the Federal army of another division of the Seventeenth Corps within a few days.

J. E. JOHNSTON.