War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0963 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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each other with intent to kill, but to shoot over each other's heads. A stop must be put to these proceedings, and any one found so offending will be sent to these headquarters. Artillery officers and men in the trenches are directed to fire upon any man, or group of men, who are discovered holding communication with the enemy.

By command of Lieutenant-General Lee:

J. W. RATCHFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 14, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding corps:

General Hood desires me to thank you for note touching the probable movement of the enemy. he has directed all parties to keep an unusually sharp lookout tonight. he thinks the lines about equally strong. Has directed Scott's brigade to support featherston's and French's lines, to which the enemy is nearest. Probably the enemy would try to maintain his skirmishers in the position taken to-night to protect him where his line now is.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 14, 1864-10 p. m.

Lieutenant-general HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

Your dispatch of-p. m. received. General hood says he can send you enough to occupy the position you indicate for Jackson. Jackson is ordered to take the position until he can be relieved. Please find inclosed* the last information from Jackson.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 14, 1864-10 p. m.

(Received 12.50 a. m. 15th.)

General JACKSON,

Commanding, &c.:

General Hood desires you to occupy, in the event that the enemy attempt to turn our left, as much of the line to the right and left of the Newman road as possible, till he can send troops to take your place.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ROSS' Brigadier, JACKSON'S CAV. DIV., Numbers 16.

In the field, Ga., August 14, 1864.

I. The men and officers of this brigade are hereby warned that henceforth the general orders from Army Headquarters and from the War Department, forbidding depredations will be most rigidly enforced in this command. Under existing regulations a cavalryman may be trans-

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*Inclosure not found.

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