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AUGUST 5, 1864-2 p. m.

General MARTIN, Commanding, &c.:

If the enemy should attempt to move around our right resist him to the full extent of your ability. He is pressing our picket-line with some vigor.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

MACON, August 5, 1864.

(Received 6th.)

General S. COOPER:

General Wright relieves me of command by order of General Hood. I await orders. Officers at Columbus have asked that I be ordered to command that post.

GEO. C. GIBBS,

Colonel.

ATLANTA, August 6, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON:

The enemy made two assault to-day on Finley's and Lewis's brigades, of Bate's division, in Lee's corps, both of which were handsomely repulsed, with loss to them.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

AUGUST 6, 1864-11.30 a. m.

General CHEATHAM:

The general is pleased to know that General French has succeeded so well. Let him be careful not to too far commit himself.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 6, 1864-5.50 p. m.

General LEE, Commanding, &c.:

General Cleburn is moving to your assistance with two brigades. Please hold them to support any part of your line that may be in most danger.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 6, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE, Commanding, &c.:

If you find Bate too much exposed to a flank attack to-night the general thinks you had [better] fall back into the line at Baugh's. You must judge of the necessity, getting all the information you can from Jackson. Should you fall back, try to carry off whatever arms, &c., there may be in your front.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]