War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0934 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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showing evident signs of demoralization, having abandoned all their artillery, ambulance train, a large number of horses and mules, strewing the road with their arms and accounterments, and releasing some 300 of our people, whom they captured with the wagon trains at Fayetteville.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 31, 1864-4.15 p. m.

Major General W. B. BATE,

Commanding Division:

General Hood directed General Lee to call upon you, if he thought proper. Please receive orders from him.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 31, 1864-4.40 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding Corps:

The general thinks you had better put enough of Bate in the line to extend to Baugh's house, so that he can strengthen it to-night. Your dispatch of 3.40 p. m. received.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 31, 1864-2.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE:

Your movement will throw Bate in reserve. The general directs that you send to him for assistance, if necessary.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 31, 1864-5.25 p. m.

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE, Commanding Corps:

The general directs me to inform you that two batteries have been ordered to report to you, to be placed in position near Baugh's house.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

JULY 31, 1864-4.45 p. m.

(Received 6.50 p. m.)

Major-General CHEATHAM, Commanding Corps:

The general directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of 3.45 p. m., and to say that he has referred it to General Smith for his information, so that he may co-operate with you. He thinks it well to have a regiment of each brigade about the Marietta road, formed in two ranks. The general will arrange about the picketing of the militia. General Bate has been put subject to the orders of Lieutenant-General Lee. General Lee has already ordered General Bate to move to his left.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]