War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0930 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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JULY 29, 1864-1.12 p. m.

Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN, Macon, Ga.:

Just have information that the enemy have struck the Macon road six mils below Jonesborough. General Hood desires you to give all possible assistance to repair the damage. Troops have been sent from here to prevent its destruction as far as possible. Please communicate with Captain Hazlehurst, who is somewhere below, gathering railroad iron. I send this letter by Captain Shoup, my aide-de-camp.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 29, 1864-9.20 a. m.

TELEGRAPH OPERATOR:

Please use every exertion to have line to Macon repaired. It cannot be seriously interrupted. Ascertain cause, and let me know. Keep me informed of whatever you learn.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 29, 1864.

To Conscript Authorities at Macon, Ga.:

It is of great importance to recruit the battalion of engineer troops serving with this army. General Hood desires you to give whatever aid you can, and, if possible, to turn over 200 men to Lieutenant-Colonel Presstman, commanding battalion.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Numbers 61.

In the Field, July 29, 1864.

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II. Major General B. F. Cheathan is assigned to the command of Stewart's corps.

III. Major General Patton Anderson is assigned to the command of Hindman's division, Lee's corps.

IV. Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson is assigned to the command of Stevens' brigade, Bate's division.

By command of General Hood:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, GA., July 30, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

As soon as I can get the dismounted cavalry General Bragg is to send and the militia here I hope to strike the enemy with my main force. The recent raids have caused delay in receiving the re-enforcements referred to. I hope in a few days to send Wheeler, with his cavalry, to break Sherman's communications. The two recent engagement have checked his extension on both flanks.

J. B. HOOD,

General.