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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

July 28, 1864-3.35 p. m.

[General WALTHALL:]

GENERAL: The general commanding requests me to say that you know the position of General French, and can send to him for a brigade if you should need it. He desires you to send orders to General French to open his artillery on them; you can judge whether such will assist you any or not.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. WADE,

Aide-de-Camp.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS,

In the Field, July 28, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Major-General French, who will send a brigade at once to the Lick Skillet road. The courier will conduct you. You will please open fire, if in your judgment it is advisable.

For Major-General Walthall:

DOUGLAS WEST,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 28, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General WALTHALL:

The general directs that you call upon Generals Bate and French to support, if you require it. The object is to hold the enemy in check. The general desires not to lose Bate's position, however.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

July 28, 1864-11.20 a. m.

General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

Your dispatches of 5.35 and 7.05 received. The general approves your determination to guard the railroad. Take such steps as your best judgment prompts.

Very respectfully,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

July 28, 1864-6.20 p. m.

General WHEELER:

Your dispatches of 10.45 and 11.05 received and approved. The enemy reported to be attempting a raid on our left, and crossing at Campbellton. If you can spare Humes, send him back. Use your discretion.

Very respectfully,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.