War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0978 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Sewell's House, Ga., August 19, 1864-1.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The enemy is advancing on Sandtown and Fairburn road in force. Scouts from their flanks and rear report at least a brigade of cavalry, followed closely by infantry. My pickets are now fighting them between Bethel and Enon Church.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Swell's Ga., August 19, 1864-2 a. m.

brigadier-General Division:

GENERAL: I am convinced the enemy I have been fighting is Kilpatrick's division on a raid. It has passed our flank and gone on in the direction of Fairburn. Scouts from their rear now report the column two miles and half long and all cavalry. I have sent the Third Texas across to get in their front, and will move on after with the rest of my command at once. We had a severe skirmishers with the enemy's advance and have lost several men.

I am, very respectfully., &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

On the Road, August 19, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am again moving on the flank of the enemy on Fairburn and Jonesborough road. Their force has been divided. One column, the largest, is moving rapidly on the Fairburn and Jonesborough, and the other column on the Fairburn and Fayetteville road. My supply of ammunition has been nearly exhausted. Some companies of my command have only a few rounds left. Cannot you hurry forward to me a wagon lightly loaded with ammunition?

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-6 a. m.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT, Macon, Ga:

A raid has been started this morning from our left in the direction of Fairburn; will probably strike Macon road. Look out for it. Take means to ascertain the point of attack and report.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

(Same to Brigadier-General Iverson, Griffin, Ga., and to post commanders at intermediate stations.)