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trains. Please return Reynolds' brigade. Should Lee have been badly cut up to-day, and you think you can spare them, send back some of the troops of your own corps. There are indications that the enemy may make an attempt on Atlanta to-morrow.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.

Enemy at Rough and Ready in considerable force. Morgan thinks that they will attack East Point to-morrow. Send back Lieutenant-Colonel McMicken, chief quartermaster.

Respectfully, &c.,

F. A. S.

(Duplicate of dispatch sent at 6 p. m.*)

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864.

General J. T. MORGAN,

East Point:

Move the ordnance train to this place at once.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

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

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Keep up vedettes in the direction of Jonesborough as far as possible.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

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

General MORGAN,

East Point:

Let Clinch offer the last resistance in his power. If beaten back, and they move in this direction, keep us thoroughly informed.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--5 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Notify General Scott of all the enemy's movements. He is on your right. What force is it that has driven in Clinch? Try to ascertain.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

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*So indorsed in same handwriting as that of the dispatch. It, however, differs somewhat from that first sent.

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