War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0976 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-11.50 a. m.

Major-General CLEBURNE, East Point, Ga.:

General Hood thinks the enemy will hardly give you battle to-day. Better block all the roads leading from Camp Creek Church toward East Point if not already done. Keep an infantry picket at Hornsby's. Use pioneers to push forward works. He will send you troops if pressed.

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, [August] 19, 1864-4 p. m.

Major General P. R. CLEBURNE:

Has the enemy made any further demonstration since General Hood left you?

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-5.40 p. m.

Major-General CLABURNE:

General Walthall is moving to your support; use him if you find it necessary. Please duplicate all important dispatches by courier.

F. A. SHOUP

Chief of Staff.

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-9 p. m.

Major General P. R. CLEBURNE, East Point:

General Hood desires one brigade of Walthall's division to remain at East Point, with a train of cars, with steam up from daylight to dark, ready to carry up the other brigade or bring down the one already there, as the case may require. Please establish your headquarters near East Point.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-9 p. m.

Major gen. WALTHALL, East Point:

Keep one brigade at East Point, and establish your headquarters near there. Have a train of cars, with steam up from daylight to dark, ready to carry the other brigade up or bring the one there down, as the case may require.

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

JONESBOROUGH, August 19, 1884 -12 m.

General Hood:

I am moving down toward Lovejoy's Station. General Ross is between here and Fairburn. Ferguson is behind me.

F. C. ARMSTRONG,

Brigadier-General.