War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0914 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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force. Have sent to Jackson to know if he can send Humes to join you. Come in the evening, if not too much engaged. Let your attention be directed to the Macon railroad in your movements.

Very respectfully,

F. A SHOUP.

P. S.-You must not go in person, unless you think it important.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

July 27, 1864-5 p. m.

General WHEELER,

Commanding, &c.:

If you decide to go against the raiders please come to headquarters first. You can start Humes to Falt Rock to-night, as you suggest. The enemy seems about to attack out left. He is now pressing Humes back.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. A. SHOUP,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

July 27, 1864-5.40 p. m.

General WHEELER:

You can send forward a part of Kelly's command, and the general will send Humes to-night to Flat Rock. He thinks you will have

artillery enough with Humes'. If it be not too much out of your way, ride by this before you go.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

July 27, 1864-9 p. m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

General hood directs that you go yourself in pursuit of the enemy. Direct whoever you leave in command to report to General Hardee. Humes' division starts for Flat Rock to-night, and will there await your orders. General Ferguson's brigade will move to the right to-night.

Very respectfully,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

July 27, 1864-9.30 p. m.

General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

General Hood directs that in pursuing the enemy you take the smallest number of troops possible. Should the enemy's force prove such as not to require the greater part of your command, you will detach an