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ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--10 a. m.

General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

General Hood desires the men to go at the enemy with bayonets fixed, determined to drive everything they may come against.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--12.15 p. m.

General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

General Morgan reports enemy in strong force advancing against Clinch at Mount Gilead Church.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--2 p. m.

General HARDEE,

Jonesborough:

General Morgan says enemy drove Clinch from breast-works at Mount Gilead Church about 11 a. m.; were in considerable force. This sent you to show that enemy have not all his troops in your front.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

OFFICE CHIEF OF STAFF,

August 31, 1864--6 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding, &c.:

General Hood directs that you return Lee's corps to this place. Let it march by 2 o'clock to-morrow morning. Remain with your corps and the cavalry, and so dispose your force as to best protect Macon and communications in rear. Retain provision and ordnance trains. Please return Reynolds' brigade, and, if you think you can do so and still accomplish your object, send back a brigade or so of your corps also. There are some indications that the enemy may make an attempt on Atlanta to-morrow.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

OFFICE CHIEF OF STAFF,

August 31, 1864.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs that you return Lee's corps to this place. Let it march by 2 o'clock to-morrow morning. Remain with your corps and the cavalry, and so dispose of your force as to best protect the Macon railroad and communications in rear. Retain provision and ordnance