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LOVEJOY'S STATION, GA., September 3, 1864--6.10 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

My telegram in cipher this morning is based upon the supposition that the enemy will not content himself with Atlanta, but will continue offensive movements. All the lieutenant-generals agree with me.

J. B. HOOD.

LOVEJOY'S STATION, GA., September 3, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond:

I again urge the importance of removing the prisoners from Andersonville.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

[SEPTEMBER 3, 1864.--For Hardee to Jefferson Davis, reporting action at Lovejoy's Station (September 2), see Part III, p. 697.]

SEPTEMBER 3, 1864--2.05 p. m.

Major-General SMITH,

Commanding Georgia State Troops:

Let your command move quietly and steadily to Griffin, covering the artillery. In case of a raid against that place, or any other point within its vicinity, make such disposition as you may think expedient to resist it.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

SEPTEMBER 3, 1864.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry, Bear Creek Station:

Keep scouts out in the direction of Greenville, to give information of the approach of any force of the enemy on the Macon and Columbus Railroad. Burn the bridge at Flat Shoals Factory.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

LOVEJOY'S STATION, GA., September 3, 1864--6.10 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Bear Creek Station:

Colonel Hannon reports a brigade of enemy's cavalry moving between his pickets and the left of the infantry. My headquarters will be where you were last night. Will be glad to see you to-night.

[J. B. HOOD,

General.]