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SPECIAL ORDERS,

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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.

General CLANTON,

West Point:

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.

HEADQUARTERS,

July 21, 1864-9 a. m.

[General CLEBURNE:]

GENERAL: General Hood directs me to inform you that Cheatham's division, commanded by Maney, is ordered to report to you.

Yours, respectfully,

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS GEORGIA MILITIA,

July 21, 1864-10.55 a. m.

General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

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.

Yours, truly,

G. W. SMITH,

Major-General.