War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 1012 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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and bring them on by the route you will march. Direct them to pick up all stragglers as they pass through town. Impress on all your commanders to prevent straggling by all means in their power.

I am, general,

D. WEST,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, September 1, 1864--8.25 a. m.

General MORGAN,

East Point:

Keep some of your cavalry between Rough and Ready and Decatur, as well as between enemy and this place. Send situation this morning.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, September 1, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Make the stoutest possible resistance, and keep up informed of result.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, September 1, 1864--12.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Has there been any change in the enemy's position? Have they moved from Rough and Ready toward East Point?

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]

ATLANTA, September 1, 1864--12.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Watch your left. Be careful to report any movement in direction of Decatur. Please send in staff officer to report to these headquarters.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

ATLANTA, GA., September 1, 1864--3.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

East Point:

Look well to your left and see that enemy does not move on any other than the railroad. Keep General Hood advised. Remove the telegraph office from East Point. Place the telegraph instrument somewhere near you so as you can be in constant [communication] with me.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]