War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0920 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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JULY 28, 1864-7 p. m.

(Received 7.40 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

Your dispatch of 6.10 received. The general says it will be necessary to change our lines to-night. Please ride in and bring General Bate with you, if all is quiet.


Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-3.25 p. m.

(Returned to headquarters 5.15 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General STEWART:

General Hood directs me to say that if you are pressed you can draw a brigade or so from Bate, but he does not want you to weaken his line more than you can help. He desires you to hold the enemy, but not to do more fighting than necessary, unless you should get a decided advantage. It may be well for you to cause Bate's skirmishers to threaten the enemy in your favor.


Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

Please ride to headquarters. General Stewart is wounded.


Chief of Staff.]


July 28, 1864.

Major-General CLEBURNE:

GENERAL: General hood desires Lieutenant-General hardee to inform his division commanders that all the indications are that the enemy intends to attack us to-day or to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 28, 1864-5.15 p. m.

(Received 5.25 p. m.)

Major-General CLEBURNE:

In the absence of General Hardee, General hood desires you to hold your division in readiness to change position to-night, should it become necessary.


Chief of Staff.]

(Same to Brigadier-General Strahl.)