War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0994 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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AUGUST 27, 1864-10.50 a. m.

(Received 11.05 a. m.)

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding Corps:

The general is of the opinion that the enemy has taken up a new line. Please establish strong picket on all roads leading to your works. Cooperative with General Stewart. Let your troops remain in the works heretofore occupied. Please cause your engineer to make a through reconnaissance of the enemy's line.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Duplicate sent Lieutenant-General Stewart, commanding corps.)

ATLANTA, August 27, 1864-down.

General CLEBURNE:

General Lee and stewart report enemy gone from their front. Send some of scott's men to ascertain facts in your front. keep your own division well in hand, however.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

AUGUST 27, 1864-9.55 p. m.

Colonel E. J. HARVIE,

Assistant Inspector-general, &c.:

General Hood desires you to order the destruction of the bridge referred in scout report of this p. m.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 27, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General FERGUSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

Your dispatch of 7.30 a. m. received. General Hood desires you to connect your pickets with the infantry across Peach Tree Creek.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 27, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General Jackson,

East Point:

Direct General Armstrong to oppose stoutly the enemy should he attempt to cross the creek at trimble's; also to keep General Cleburne advised of the enemy's movements.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]