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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

July 21, 1864.

Major-General CLEBURNE,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires to call your attention to the importance of sending a regiment from each division, in case the enemy should attack yourself and General Maney, to the support of the cavalry in the gap between yourself and General Maney.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

E. B. WADE,

Aide-de-Camp.

ARMY HEADQUARTERS,

July 21, 1864-2.30 p. m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say that he will to-night fill the vacancy between Generals Cleburne and Maney with infantry; also, to request that you come to his quarters as soon as you can leave your line this evening.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN S. SMITH,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

July 21, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to send the inclosure for your information, and to say he wishes you to hold the gap between Generals Cleburne and Maney.*

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN S. SMITH,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

July 21, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Major-General CLEBURNE:

GENERAL: At dark you will withdraw your division within the city defenses. You will not take position on the line, but will bivouac your troops, with your left to the right (looking from Atlanta) of the railroad. Your skirmishers will be left out, and will accompany your present line of defenses. It is proper to inform you that Cheatham's corps will also withdraw into the city defenses. The general enjoins watchfulness upon your skirmishers.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* Inclosure not found.

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