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AUGUST 7, 1864-2.40 p. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE, Commanding, &c.:

General Jackson's note* of 1.30, with your indorsement, received. The general says you must exercise your best judgment.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CORPS,

Phillips' House, August 7, 1864.

Major General W. B. BATE, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General Lee directs me to say that he wishes you to strain every effort to strengthen your line to-night, as General Armstrong reports that a large force of the enemy, over a corps, came into the Sandtown road at Doctor Gilbert's this evening, from the direction of Bankston's, and were at last accounts moving in this direction. The general thinks there is no doubt that these troops are intended for your front, and wishes you to provide accordingly.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. RATCHFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

Richards' House, August 7, 1864.

[Major General P. R. CLEBURNE:]

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee desires me to say that by direction of General Hood he resumes command of Cleburne's and Bate's divisions. Your reports will be made to these headquarters, and he wishes you to inform him at dark this evening how nearly our works are completed.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

D. H. POOLE.

HEADQUARTERS CLEBURNE'S DIVISION,

August 7, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel ROY:

COLONEL: My line is anything but a good one. Three of my brigades, Mercer's, Granbury's, and Lowrey's, have nearly completed their works. If General Hardee expects Mercer's brigade to do any good a brigade commander is immediately necessary. Its present commander is not efficient.

Very respectfully,

P. R. CLEBURNE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

August 7, 1864-10 p. m.

Major-General CLEBURNE, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General hood directs that your whole division be held in reserve, two brigades in rear of Lee and two in rear of Bate. Your

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