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JULY 13, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER:

GENERAL: Please watch the force you mention as on this side of the river, and whenever it moves forward impede its march as much as you can, destroying bridges after you. Give notice of all the roads by which they march, also.

Respectfully,

J. E. JOHNSTON.

[Indorsement.]

Major E. S. BURFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: General Wheeler says send copy of this to General Kelly and General Williams, and tell them to comply with it.

Respectfully,

W. E. WAILES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR ATLANTA, July 13, 1864.

Major General D. H. MAURY,

Commanding, &c., Mobile, Ala.:

It is not possible for me to detach eleven companies. Alabama reserves which I had at West Point are ordered to Mobile.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

NEAR ATLANTA, July 14, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

General Wheeler reports Dodge's corps, with two brigades of cavalry, on this side of the river near Roswell, and Howard's and Schofield's corps also on this side, intrenched midway between Roswell and the railroad. A body of Federal cavalry crossed the river last night opposite Newman, but was driven back by Brigadier-General Armstrong.

All quiet elsewhere.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RICHMOND, July 14, 1864.

(Received 15th.)

General JOHNSTON:

You must do the work with your present force. For God's sake do it.

B. H. HILL.

NEAR ATLANTA, GA., July 14, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding Armies Confederate States, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: During the campaign from Dalton to the Chattahoochee River it is natural to suppose that we have had several chances to strike the enemy a decisive blow. We have failed to take advantage of such