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JONESBOROUGH, August 19, 1864.

General HOOD:

I will move on below Lovejoy's Station and in direction of Griffin. A scout from Fayetteville reports that 500 of the enemy passed through that place en route to Griffin one after sunrise.

F. C. ARMSTRONG,

Brigadier-General.

AUGUST 19, 1864-6 a. m.

General JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

Ferguson has been ordered to you at Rough and Ready. The general has a brigade of infantry to sent at any moment. Keep us constantly advised.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-8 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Cavalry, East Point:

Brigade of infantry will start to Jonesborough without delay. Ferguson has been ordered to Rough and Ready. Go ahead with your force.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-12.15 p. m.

General W. H. JACKSON, East Point:

A cavalry force of the enemy is reported moving on the Fayetteville road from Decatur, and also on the McDonough road. On the former road their advance at Mrs. Alston's. On the McDonough road their advance at Ousley Chapel. Look out for them and use your discretion.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-3.50 p. m.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON, JONESBOROUGH:

General Hood desires me to say that a great deal depends upon your exertions. You must beat the enemy, if possible.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-5.20 p. m.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON, Jonesborough:

The forces reported to be moving out from Decatur gone back. The general desires you to be careful not to divide your force too much; batter make sure of one party.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

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