ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 170.
Richmond, July 20, 1864.
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LIII. Major General M. L. Smith is assigned as chief engineer to the Army of Tennessee. He will immediately repair to Atlanta, Ga., and report to General J. B. Hood.
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By command of the Secretary of War:
SAML. W. MELTON,
NEAR ATLANTA, July 21, 1864.
Honorable J. A. SEDDON, Richmond, Va.:
This morning the enemy attacked Cleburne's division, of Hardee's corps, and a portion of General Wheeler's cavalry, upon our extreme right, but were handsomely repulsed. Colonel Adams, Thirty-third Alabama, was killed.
J. B. HOOD.
ATLANTA, July 21, 1864.
Bragg heard from; said to be 4,000 on new raid; be as active as heretofore to destroy it. Armstrong is in your vicinity; correspond with him. Boats on the river should be destroyed.
W. W. MACKALL,
Chief of Staff.
July 21, 1864-9 a. m.
GENERAL: General Hood directs me to inform you that Cheatham's division, commanded by Maney, is ordered to report to you.
A. P. MASON,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS GEORGIA MILITIA,
July 21, 1864-10.55 a. m.
A battery of artillery from Colonel Hallonquist's reserves has just come up, and is being placed in position. Immediately on receipt of your request for re-enforcements I sent a staff officer to you with request that you would send one of your staff to conduct them. The troops are ready and waiting; say 300 men.
G. W. SMITH,