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ATLANTA, August 19, 1864-10.35 a. m.

Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN, Milledqeville, Ga.:

General Winder has been instructed to send the militia at Andersonville to Macon.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

(Line broken before dispatch could be sent.)

ATLANTA, August 20, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Your dispatch in regard to a small Alabama brigade for Mobile just received. I am ready to sent it if the necessary is great. Cannot, however, do so till day after to-morrow owing to the break in the road. Have telegraphed General Maury to know the condition of affairs at Mobile. The brigade ought not to leave here except in case of great emergency. Please answer.

J. B. HOOD.

ATLANTA, August 20, 1864.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE, East Point:

General Hood has directed General Cleburne to have Scott and Granbury in readiness to move to the right in case demonstration should prove to be serious.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 20, 1864.

General CLEBURNE:

General Walthall is ordered to move with his brigade here at once.

Enemy moving on our right.

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

ATLANTA, August 20, 1864.

Major-General CLEBURNE, East Point:

Have Scott and Granbury in readiness to move to the right in case of necessity.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 20, 1864.

Major-General CLEBURNE,

East Point:

Movement on the right seems to be foraging party. Let Walthall move down, however, and be ready here for you if needed. Will not send for Granbury and Scott unless absolutely necessary.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]