War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0925 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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General John C. Brown, that he may command Loring's division. Major General Patton Anderson, having reported for duty, has been assigned to command Hindman's division.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

JULY 29, 1864-3.25 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

The supply of ammunition is very small. General Hood appeals to you to use every means to reduce its expenditure. Skirmishers, even, must not fire except in cases of necessity. This is important.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same to Generals Lee and Cheatham.)

JULY 29, 1864-9.20 p. m.

General HARDEE, Commanding, &c.:

Please cause scouts to be kept out on your flank, to gather any information that may be obtained. If the enemy should shift troops, the general is anxious to know the fact.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 29, 1864-9.20 p. m.

(Received 10.55 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs that you complete your works before moving farther to the left. When complete continue to move brigades to extend the works as far as Baugh's house without, however, too far weakening your lines.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 29, 1864-9.30 a. m.

General CHEATHAM:

The general desires me to say that it is not necessary to regain the road.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of staff.]

JULY 29, 1864-3 p. m.

Major-General CHEATHAM,

Commanding Stewart's Corps:

General Hood desires you to co-operate with General Lee, and to extend the line to the left just before dark, so that works may be erected by the men.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same to Lieutenant-General Lee.)