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JULY 30, 1864-9.45 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding, &c.:

Please furnish Captain Hill, the bearer, with thirty brave and intelligent men, with at least one lieutenant, for special service. Captain H. will explain confidentially.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same to Generals Lee and Cheatham.)

JULY 30, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE:

The general commanding directs me to inform you that he does not consider it necessary to extend the line any farther to the left.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 30, 1864-8.45 a. m.

Major-General STEVENSON,

Commanding, &c.:

The general directs me to say that the engineers have been ordered to give special attention to the works on the Marietta road. Please give them whatever details they may require.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 30, 1864-1 p. m.

Major-General STEVENSON:

General hood directs that you make such disposition from the Peach Tree road to your left as you see proper. Please report direct.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 30, 1864-11 a. m.

General WALTHALL:

Your dispatch of 8.30 received. Colonel Beckham, commanding artillery, has gone to look to that arm. Engineers have also been sent to assist at that point. If your skirmish line be driven back, please make the connection complete with General Steveson's line.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 30, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Colonel BECKHAM,

Commanding Artillery:

The general desires you to send all the guns against the enemy's working parties on the Marietta road that can do execution. It is of great importance that the enemy do not gain a lodgment in front of that point.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]