War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0918 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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JULY 28, 1864-9 a. m.

(Received 9.45 a. m.)

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

The militia did not quite reach the Peach Tree road. If it be possible for you to fill it and relieve Lee's troops, the general will be greatly pleased.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-9 a. m.

(Received 9.45 a. m.)

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding, &c.:

The chief of artillery has instructions to open fire upon the enemy in certain contingencies. Please instruct your skirmishers in front to prepare cover, so that they may retain their positions. They must remain at all hazards.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same to Stewart.)

JULY 28, 1864-10.30 a. m.

(Received 11 a. m.)

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

General Lee is now moving against the enemy to our left.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-10.30 a. m.

(Received 11 a. m.)

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

General Hood directs me to again impress upon you the importance of relieving the troops of General Lee on the left of Peach Tree road.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff]

JULY 28, 1864-12 o'clock.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

GENERAL: General Hood has written twice to know if you can relieve the detachment of Lee's corps west of Peach Tree road. He also wrote you that he was moving on the enemy. I have sent to both generals to know how many men they can spare, and General Cheatham, who is here,has sent to see whether he can draw out a brigade and place it on the road to await your order.

Respectfully,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.