War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0990 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS STEWART'S CORPS,

Atlanta, August 25, 1864.

The within report of an examination of the lines of this corps, made by the senior engineer of the corps, at the request of the lieutenant-general commanding, is respectfully refereed to Major-General French, who will carry out Major Foster's suggestions and report them to these headquarters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Stewart:

DOUGLAS WEST,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, GA., August 26, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

richmond:

Last night the enemy abandoned the August railroad and all the country between that road and the Dalton railroad. His left now rests on the Dalton railroad. He has not extended his right at all. We received to-day 1,000 head of cattle, captured by a portion of Major-General Wheeler's command.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

AUGUST 26, 1864-8 a. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood desires me to say that there is no news of the enemy's massing this morning. They have disappeared from Stevenson's and maney's fronts, but thus far their whereabouts has not been ascertained.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 26, 1864-9.25 a. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood desires that you should not move your main body from the trenches.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 26, 1864-3 p. m.

Lieutenant General A. P. STEWART,

Commanding Corps:

Major General G. W. Smith has been directed to occupy the position now occupied by Major-General Stevenson at dark. Please direct General Stevenson to withdraw his command to enable him to do so, and hold it at convenient point in rear.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]