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will report without delay: Captain W. G. barth, assistant adjutant-general, Provisional Army, C. S.; Surg. C. B. Gamble, Provisional Army, C. S.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

Division and brigade commanders with their entire staff will stand on the banks of the river and not permit a man to attempt to cross until they are satisfied that his cartridge and can boxes and ammunition are so arranged as not to get wet in crossing the river.

By order of Major-General Wheeler:

WM. E. WAILES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 19, 1864-8 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Corps, &c.:

General Ferguson reports line of skirmishers advancing against him and Strahl; thought to be a heavy line of battle supporting. Am sending one brigade to Jonesborough; have sent Ferguson also. Don's think it safe to send you more troops, except in case of necessity. Call upon General Lee for all of his reserves if necessary. General Walthall has two brigades in reserve.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE and

Major-General CLEBURNE:

A train of cars ready to send a brigade to your assistance when necessary.

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

August 19, 1864-7.15.

Major-General CLEBURNE:

GENERAL: General Hardee had written to General Hood for additional force before the receipt of your note.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.