War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0989 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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ATLANTA, GA., August 25, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

No material change in lines of enemy during the past two days.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, August 25, 1864-7.45 a. m.

Major-General CLEBURNE,

East point:

General Hood desires you to have citizen move their hogs and cattle from the immediate flanks of the army. he does not wish to take the stock if the citizens are willing to drive them from the enemy's reach.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 25, 1864-7.35 a. m.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general commanding requests me to say that any cattle or hogs found in reach of the enemy he desires you to have the citizens move from the immediate flanks of the army. it is not his desire to take the stock from the citizens if they are willing to drive them inside of our lines.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 25, 1864-1.35 p. m.

Brigadier gen. W. H. JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

brigadier-General Ferguson has been directed to make all reports directly to you during the absence of General wheeler. You will please send couriers to inform him of the whereabouts your headquarters.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

Report of the condition of the works and obstructions on the main line occupied by Steward's corps, august 25, 1864.

GENERAL FRENCH'S FRONT.

The only work required in front of this line is in strengthening and extending the obstructions. On portions of this line the abatis is well constructed of large timber, thickly placed. In front of Ward's and Hoskins' batteries particularly the obstructions are works. Chevauxde-first can be placed throughout the line with advantage.

W. F. FOSTER,

Major and senior Engineer, Stewart's Corps.