War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0917 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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JULY 27, 1864-6.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE:

Hold command in readiness to move to-night. Come to headquarters. General Hardee ordered to relieve skirmishers. Send officers to conduct them with certainty.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, July 27, 1864-7.20 p. m.

Major-General COBB,

Macon, Ga.:

The destination of the raiding party is still unknown. Prepare for it.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS HOOD'S CORPS, Numbers 58.

In the Field, July 27, 1864.

In obedience to orders from headquarters Army of Tennessee, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this corps.

S. D. LEE,

Lieutenant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CORPS, Numbers 59.

In the Field, July 27, 1864.

In addition to the staff already with the corps, the following-named officers are announced on the staff of the lieutenant-general commanding: Major William Elliott, assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant Henry B. Lee, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant Samuel Hunter, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant J. D. McFarland, acting aide-de-camp; Lieutenant W. S. Farish, acting aide-de-camp.

By command of Lieutenant-General Lee:

J. W. RATHCHFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, July 28, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Richmond:

The enemy command extending his right about 8 this morning, driving in our cavalry. Lieutenant-Generals Stewart and Lee were directed to hold the Lick Skillet road for the day with a portion of their commands. About 1.30 o'clock a sharp engagement ensued with no decided advantage to either side. We still occupy the Lick Skillet road. I regret to say that Lieutenant-General Stewart and Major-general Loring were wounded. In my dispatch of yesterday I should have mentioned that Brigadier-General Ector was severely wounded during that day.

J. B. HOOD,

General.