War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0982 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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nolds' infantry brigade met the enemy at Lovejoy's Station yesterday evening, routed, them capturing a number of prisoners, 2 stand of colors, and 1 piece of artillery.

J. D. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, August 21, 1864.

(Received 8.40 a. m.)

Major-General CLEBURNE:

GENERAL: With Scott and Granbury, were does your left rest? Keep your scouts close up to enemy day and night and well down West Point road.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, August 21, 1864-2.30 p. m.

Major-General CLEBURNE,

East Point, Ga.:

Jackson says there are four guns on the left reporting to you, two 3-inch at Armstrong's wagon train. Please send order to lieutenant Young at Ross' wagon train near East Point to proceed at once to Jonesborough with two steel guns and one caisson.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Jonesborough, Ga.:

Do you think you have broken the enemy sufficiently to spare a regiment for our left? The cavalry serving with the several corps probably annoy us. What has become of the raiders?

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 21, 1864-3 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Jonesborough:

A report has just been received that a raid is moving on Opelika-is probably the brigade heretofore on Sweet Water. Also a scout reports that the cavalry on our right left yesterday, saying that they were going after Wheeler. The general thinks the force you are after is the only one you have to fear.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 21, 1864-2.30 p. m.

Major General HOWELL COBB,

Macon, Ga.:

If there be any force moving down Tallapoosa River it must be small. Have no news to send.

J. B. HOOD.