War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0974 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HEADQUARTERS PICKET,

August 18, 1864.

General ARMSTRONG:

GENERAL: About 100 cavalry, all but one mounted on with horses, have just passed through enemy's breast-works, and have moved off to their right; a thin line of skirmishers is slowly advancing on me; a shell occasionally comes over. I have ordered all my reserve up and one company with it is at the church.

Respectfully,

R. A. PINSON,

Colonel First Mississippi.

HEADQUARTERS ARMSTRONG'S BRIGADE,

August 18, 1864-10.35 a. m.

Brigadier-General ARMSTRONG:

GENERAL: Colonel Pinson has just sent in a verbal message by Adjutant Johnson that a brigade of infantry had advanced on Captain Taylor, who is on the left, and had driven him about 200 yards. I have ordered Colonel Maxwell's regiment to the front, and the balance of the brigade to saddle.

Respectfully,

VIRGIL V. MOORE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, August 18, 1864-1 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

East Point, Ga.:

Detain the enemy's line of skirmishers advancing against Armstrong as much as possible by giving them what resistance you can. Report force of line skirmishers, if possible.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

AUGUST 18, 1864.

Brigadier General ALFRED IVERSON,

Commanding. &c.:

General Hood desires you to proceed to Griffin, Ga., and there establish a rendezvous for all the cavalry absent and unable to reach their commands at this time. You will take such steps as you may deem necessary to assemble these men. Such officers as may in like manner be absent will report to you.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 195.

Richmond, August 18, 1864.

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XVI. The following-named officers are assigned to duty with maj. General Patton Anderson, commanding division, Army of Tennessee, and