War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0924 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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JULY 28, 1864-9.45 a. m.

Surg. A. J. FOARD,

Medical Director, Army of Tennessee:

The commanding general desires you to thank the proper authorities of the several relief associations for the valuable assistance they have rendered the sick and wounded of this army. He highly appreciates their efforts, and is glad to assure them they are rendering vast service.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-4.40 p. m.

Doctor FOARD,

Medical Director, Army of Tennessee:

You will please cause the wounded to be shipped to the rear as rapidly as possible to-night. As soon as you ascertain what can be accomplished, report the facts.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 28, 1864-3.30 p. m.

(Received 4 p. m.)

Major-General SMITH:

General Hood directs me to say that Stewart's troops are supporting you. The skirmishers are from Lee and Stewart. Colonel Beckham commands the artillery, assisted by the several field officers on the line-Myrick, Hoxton, Storrs, and Cobb. Lee had a pretty sharp engagement on the left to save the Lick Skillet road.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, July 28, 1864-5.10 p. m.

General HOWELL COBB, Macon, Ga.:

Let the militia remain at Andersonville for the present. Raiders reported across South River; one column moving toward McDonough.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, July 28, 1864-6.20 p. m.

Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN, Macon, Ga.:

Raid on our right checked at Flat Rock. Enemy reported as crossing at Campbellton and at Varner's for raid. Cavalry sent to meet it. Send troops to Griffin.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, July 29, 1864.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT, Richmond, Va.:

Major-General Loring having been wounded yesterday it is highly important that temporary rank of major-general should be given Brigadier