War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0999 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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ATLANTA, August 28, 1864-9.40 p. m.

Brigadier General M. J. WRIGHT, Macon:

Send Colonel Hannon, with his command, to Jonesborough. No immediate danger of raid. Yankees have not left West Point railroad.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 29, 1864-2 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE, Commanding Corps, East Point:

General Lee is instructed to ascertain position of the enemy, as suggested; also to relieve an additional brigade, if necessary.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 29, 1864-5 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE, East Point:

General Hood desires you to sent copy of dispatch received from General Armstrong at 2 p. m. to Major General John C. Brown. He also directs that all parties approaching from direction of the enemy shall be halted and not suffered to enter our lines without permission from these headquarters.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

August 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-General STEWART, Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs that you use rails as far as possible in the construction of stockades, they being easily procured.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. P. DODGE,

Aide-de-Camp.

ATLANTA, August 29, 1864.

Major General D. H. MAURY, Enterprise, Miss.:

It is of the last importance that you assist me to protect my communications at opelika. Sherman has changed his position so that he faces east, thus putting that road to his back. What forces can I rely upon to defend it?

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, August 29, 1864-9.10 p. m.

General DANIEL W. ADAMS, Opelika, care Post Commander:

General Hood desires you to look well to the defenses of Opelika and that quarter against raids. What force can you tell upon for such purpose?

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]