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ATLANTA, GA., August 1, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

The following dispatch is just received from Brigadier-General Iverson, through Major-General Cobb, at Macon, concerning the part of raiders who struck the Macon and Savannah road:

General Stoneman, after having his force routed, yesterday surrendered with 500 men. The rest of his command are scattered and fleeing toward Eatonton. Many have already been killed and captured. I shall be in Macon to-day, and wish rations for my men and prisoners.

A. IVERSON,

Brigadier-General.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, August 1, 1864-12.30 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Columbus, Ga.:

Have done all in my power to send iron. Captain Hazlehurst, of the engineers, was sent to the rear some time ago with full power.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

AUGUST 1, 1864-5 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

The following dispatch just received from Major General Howell Cobb, Macon:

General Iverson sends me the following dispatch: General Stoneman, after having his force routed, yesterday surrendered with 500 men. The rest of his command are scattered and flying toward Eatonton. Many have been already killed and captured.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 1, 1864-8.40 a. m.

(Received 9.30 a. m.)

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE,

Commanding Corps:

The general directs me to say to your that it is all-important to have our line of battle continuous, also that every means be used to make an impassable abatis in front of your lines.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 1, 1864-10.10 a. m.

General HOWELL COBB,

Macon, Ga.:

Use the duplicate bridges constructed by Colonel Maxwell for repairing Central road.

J. B. HOOD,

General.