War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0919 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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JULY 28, 1864-12.30 p. m.

(Received 1.10 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Lee is directed to prevent the enemy from gaining the Lick Skillet road, and not to attack unless the enemy exposes himself in attacking us. Please inform your officers that all indications are that the enemy intends to attack us to-day or to-morrow.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-11.50 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

Inclosed please find communication from Major-General Stevenson.* The general desires that your order the co-operation, and arrange with General Stevenson that the movement may be simultaneous. He also directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 10.45 p. m., referring to the proposed night attack.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-12 m.

(Received 1.05 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding Corps:

Inclosed please find dispatch* from General Jackson. If the enemy should make an assault upon our left the general directs you to strike him in flank.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-2.20 p. m.

(Received 3.45 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General LEE:

General Hood directs that you hold the enemy in check. The object is to prevent him from gaining the Lick Skillet road.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-4 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE:

General Hood directs me to inform you that he desires you not to allow the enemy to gain upon you any more than possible, and that General Stewart has directions to support you fully.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

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