War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 1006 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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ATLANTA, August 30, 1864--11 a. m.

Major-General MAURY,

Enterprise:

General Bragg informs me that he has ordered the remainder of Gholson's brigade to me. I have ordered this brigade to Opelika, and desire his horses, transportation, and absent men ordered to join him there.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

[AUGUST 31, 1864.--For Hardee to Jefferson Davis, reporting engagement at Jonesborough, see Part III, p. 696.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--3 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

Have dispatch from Pickett. He says Cleburne and Brown are within three miles of Jonesborough. Have directed him to push them forward. As soon as you can get your troops in position the general says you must attack and drive the enemy across the river.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--3.10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

You must not fail to attack the enemy so soon as you can get your troops up. I trust that God will give us victory.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--3.20 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

General Hood desires you to say to your officers and men that the necessity is imperative. The enemy must be driven into and across the river.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--9.10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

There are about 600 horses east of Griffin to mount the Kentucky brigade if it becomes necessary. General Hood desires you to use your best judgment.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]