War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0906 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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ATLANTA, July 23, 1864-10 a. m.

Colonel G. W. RAINS,

Commanding Post, Augusta:

Night before last a body of enemy's cavalry, estimated at about three brigades, was reported moving toward Covington and Augusta. Our cavalry is pursuing, but the information is sent you that you take measures for defense.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 173.

Richmond, July 23, 1864.

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XXXII. The superintendent of the army intelligence office is authorized to send an agent to the Army of Tennessee to prepare a list of casualties occurring in said army. The agent will be governed by instructions received from the superintendent of the army intelligence office.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, July 24, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Richmond, Va.:

All has been quiet to-day except a little picket-firing and occasional shells thrown into the city.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, July 24, 1864.

Governor BROWN,

Macon, Ga.:

Your dispatch of yesterday received. I need all the aid Georgia can furnish. Please send me men with muskets as fast as possible.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, July 24, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Charleston:

Your dispatch in reference to Major General Patton Anderson is received, but cavalry is in pursuit of the forces reported moving on Augusta via Covington. I have communicated the information to Colonel Rains.

J. B. HOOD,

General.