War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0998 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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ATLANTA, August 28, 1864-6 p. m.

(Via East Point.)

Brigadier-general ARMSTRONG:

Reynolds' brigade already sent to Jonesborough; Lewis' to go; Brown's division ordered to Rough and Ready; all to co-operate with you in repelling raids.

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

AUGUST 28, 1864-12.55 p. m.

Brigadier-General FERGUSON:

General Hood desires you to sent one of your regiments to the left to report to Major-General Cleburne. Leave some officer in command on the right, and please report here in person.

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

HEADQUARTERS HUMES' CAVALRY DIVISION,

Officer's F arm, august 28, 1864-5.45 p. m.

Major gen. JOSEPH WHEELER, Cavalry here. I shall camp here to-night and move between daylight and sunrise for the ford designated in your order. No instructions were sent for the artillery, and I do not know what road it has taken, whether to Sparta or this place. Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. Y. C. HUMES,

Brigadier-General.

Where will you be to-morrow?

ATLANTA, August 28, 1864-6 P. M.

Major General JOHN C. BROWN, East Point:

general Hood desires that you sent Lewis' brigade to Jonesborough by rail. Cars that carried reynolds' brigade to that point ordered to return for that purpose. This force is intended to co-operate with General Armstrong in repelling raids. March the rest of your division to Rough and Ready to rebel raids from the direction of West Point railroad. Acquaint yourself with the approaches in the quarter. Keep couriers at telegraph office at East Point. It may be well to fortify your position, and also direct General Lewis to do the same. Look to movements upon the Fayetteville road. You will probably find good position with at Rough and Ready and line along Mud Creek.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA August 28, 1864-10.50 a. m.

Major gen. HOWELL COBB, Macon:

General Hood desires the militia to came up. If necessary organized troops had better be sent to general Winder.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]