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AUGUST 16, 1864-10 a. m.

Brigadier-General FERGUSON,

Commanding, &c.:

General Hood desires that you sent out scouts as far to your right and rear as possible, and that you watch all small parties moving in the direction of Monticello. he is exceedingly envious to obtain information of the enemy's movements in that quarter. Your dispatch of this morning received.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 16, 1864-2 p. m.

Governor J. E. BROWN,

Milledqeville:

General Wright has been directed to hold the militia at present, as the enemy seems to be threatening a raid on our left from the direction of Campbellton. Can you not replace the men at Andersonville with militia from some quarter of the State other than that?

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 16, 1864-7 p. m.

Governor J. E. BROWN,

Milledqeville, Ga.:

Fairburn raid amounted to nothing, but the enemy's cavalry still hoverer in that direction. Retain the militia until further orders.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

AUGUST 16, 1864-2 p. m.

(Received 2.15 p. m.)

Major General G. W. SMITH,

Commanding Georgia Militia, &c.:

General Hood desires me to say that he has information that the enemy has withdraw his dismounted cavalry on our left in front of General Strahl, replacing it with a small division of infantry.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

HEADQUARTERS PICKET,

August 16, 1864.

Captain MOORE:

This morning the enemy's fortifications are plainly visible on the Campbellton road as far down as the house next below Herron's. Their skirmish line was advanced in the night to the hollow and woods this side Campbellton road. Their works are well built, and regular fortifications with rifle-pits in front. No movement in front.

Respectfully,

J. J. PERRY,

Major.