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ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--5.05 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Send scouts around the enemy to report the facts to General Hardee. Try and get his strength.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--6 p. m.

General MORGAN, East Point:

Please give the position of the enemy on the Macon railroad and elsewhere at dark. Watch him closely to-night, and send information.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--8.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Make the best resistance you can. It is not expected that you should hold your position against a movement in force. Keep General Scott fully informed. If pushed back retire fighting, giving timely notice. Have you heard much firing in direction of Jonesborough since 2 p. m.?

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--9.30 a. m.

General SCOTT, East Point:

Take position with right on Newnan wagon road and left on railroad Keep us fully advised. If driven back retire on this place.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--11.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General SCOTT,

East Point:

Some cavalry covering Campbellton road. You had better, however, keep a lookout for yourself.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

ATLANTA, August 31, 1864--9.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General SCOTT,

East Point:

Keep yourself in constant communication with General Morgan. He is instructed to keep you advised of all movements of the enemy. Be careful not to allow yourself to be cut off. If forced to fall back retire skirmishing. Use sound judgment. Keep us informed.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

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