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officer to continue the pursuit and return with the balance, as he needs you here with all the cavalry we can concentrate. He, however, leaves the general management in your hands, relying on your judgment, in which he has full confidence.

Very respectfully,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee directs me to say he has left a brigade on the left of our line, from which he has directed that skirmishers shall be thrown out to cover the front to the angle of the line. He would like to have this skirmish line relieved as soon as you have men sufficient.

Respectfully,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Lick Skillet, Ga., July 27, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The enemy recrossed the river at Howell's Ferry. No report from Colonel Ross of the force that came to this side. It was doubtless and attempt to capture my pickets watching that point. No advance of the force from the church.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

July 27, 1864-daylight.

General HARDEE,

Commanding, &c.:

General Hood desires you not to withdraw your skirmishers, as directed last night. They will be relieved to-night.

Very respectfully,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

JULY 27, 1864-1.30 p. m.

General STEWART:

General Hood directs that you supply your troops with sixty rounds of ammunition, if practicable, and hold them in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

Yours, respectfully, &c.,

F. A. SHOUP,

Brigadier-General.