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at the point designated by the major-general commanding. Everything quiet in front. No enemy reported on his, the Powers' Ferry, or Paper-Mill road.

Very respectfully,

J. H. KELLY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS KELLY'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

July 5, 1864.

Major E. S. BURFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Wheeler's Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the enemy, in addition to the fortifications reported near the houses on opposite side of the river, have dug trenches opposite to Colonel Dibrell's line so as to command the river-bank and to make it impossible to retire our skirmishers in the daylight without much exposure and probable loss of life. We have no rifle-pits or other cover. Can tools be procured for the purpose of intrenching? Colonel Gaines, commanding Hannon's brigade, reports that the same thing has been done in his immediate front.

Very respectfully,

M. W. HANNON,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Chattahoochee Bridge, July 5, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Major General SAMUEL JONES, Charleston, S. C.:

I sent Brigadier-General Jackson, with the Fifth and Forty-seventh Georgia Regiments. It is not possible to send more.*

J. E. JOHNSTON.

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

Militia Trenches, Ga., July 5, 1864-6.10 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: At daylight this morning I advanced a line of skirmishers, and finding the enemy gone from my immediate front, sent forward scouts afoot and on horseback to ascertain what had become of them. I will inform you as soon as these scouts report back.

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

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General, &c.

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

Militia Trenches, Ga., July 5, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The enemy is again advancing in my front, his skirmish line now crossing the field in advance of our breast-works. A battery is in position at or near the same position it occupied yesterday evening. The advancing line extends to the right and left, far beyond my flanks.

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

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

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* This in answer to Jones to Johnston, Vol. XXXV, Part II, p. 556.

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