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JULY 31, 1864-5.35 p. m.

(Received 6.30 p. m.)

Major-General CHEATHAM,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs that you fell the timber, large and small, in your front as far as practicable, leaving immediately about the works an amount sufficient for shade, the object being to form an impassable abatis.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same to General S. D. Lee.)

ATLANTA, July 31, 1864-8.55 p. m.

General HOWELL COBB:

Wheeler has overtaken the raiders who cut the Macon road near Lovejoy's. He says, "We fought them from last night till to-night, killing and capturing many. They have abandoned all their artillery, ambulance train, a number of horses and mules, strewing the road with their accounterments, and releasing some 300 of our people." He is still in pursuit. Please send news of raid in your quarter.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, July 31, 1864-9.15 p. m.

Governor BROWN,

Macon, Ga.:

Wheeler has been fighting the Jonesborough raiders. Has captured many prisoners, their artillery, ambulances, many horses and mules, and is still pursuing them. They passed back by way of Newnan.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

JULY 31, 1864-12 m.

Major-General MAURY,

Commanding, &c., Montgomery, Ala.:

General Hood begs you to send him as much ammunition as you can possibly spare. Please forward it by Captain Charles Swett, who will deliver this. Captain S. is an excellent officer, and will faithfully execute any directions you may give.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, July 31, 1864-10.10 p. m.

Major-General MAURY,

Montgomery, Ala.:

Can you not send me some artillery and small-arm ammunition? I dispatch an officer to you on this business. We have killed, captured or dispersed the raid that struck the Macon road. Have their artillery, horses, &c.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]