War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0916 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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JULY 27, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE:

As soon as relieved by General Hardee, General Hood directs that you move Brown's and Clayton's divisions to the left, under cover, so that the movement may not be observed by the enemy. Let these divisions rest in rear of the line between the Peach Tree and Marietta roads, and be in readiness to move at any moment. Supply them with sixty rounds of ammunition, if practicable. After making these dispositions please report in person to these headquarters.

F. A. SHOUP.

P. S.-That part of Stevenson's division to the left of the Peach Tree road will not be withdrawn. Your left will rest near the Marietta road.

F. A. S.

JULY 27, 1864-4 p. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART:

From present appearances the enemy is preparing to attack our left. Please have everybody on the alert and in readiness. As soon as Lee gets into position in your rear the general thinks you had better move Walthall's division a little farther to the left.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 27, 1864-4.15 p. m.

Colonel BECKHAM:

From present appearances the enemy intends to attack our left. Order everybody to the lines. Drivers will support their own guns.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 27, 1864-5.10 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE:

General Hood directs that you send support to General Stewart should he send to you for troops.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, July 27, 1864-5.30 p. m.

General WINDER,

Andersville, Ga.:

The raid toward Covington is stronger than at first reported. Destination still unknown. We have a heavy force in pursuit.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

JULY 27, 1864-6.40 p. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Hold command in readiness to move to-night. Come to headquarters if all is quiet.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]