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ATLANTA, July 29, 1864-5.45 p. m.

General W. H. JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry, between Jonesborough and Lovejoy's:

An infantry brigade (700) went down by rail several hours ago. Humes' cavalry also ordered against your raiders should you need more force.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Fayetteville, July 29, 1864-12 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON:

GENERAL: Major-General Wheeler directs me, in reply to your dispatch of 10 p. m., to say that he finds the enemy have moved on through the town of Fayetteville and on the Newnan road; the he will press on rapidly on this road in pursuit of them, and desires you, as you suggested, to gain their front on the upper Fayetteville and Newnan road. He cannot hear of Harrison's brigade. Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. E. WAILES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 29, 1864-12.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General LEWIS,

Commanding, &c.:

You will proceed by rail to Jonesborough, or that vicinity, with your brigade, to intercept raid in that quarter. You will control the movement of your train through its proper officers.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 29, 1864-1 p. m.

Colonel McMICKEN:

Is the railroad intercepted? Give the railroad authorities directions to give preference to General Lewis' train.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

P. S.-The enemy has struck the road about six miles below Jonesborough.

JULY 29, 1864-2.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-General McMICKEN,

Chief Quartermaster:

General Shoup directs that you use the utmost caution in issuing and consuming the corn now on hand, and that you instruct your quartermaster to this effect.

[L. P. DODGE,

Aide-de-Camp.]

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