War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 1028 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HEADQUARTERS,

September 7, 1864.

General BRAGG:

Sherman still occupies his works one mile and a half beyond Jonesborough. He visited our wounded in hospital at that place, stating he was going to Atlanta to rest, and then he was going to Andersonville. I give you this for what it is worth. It is not of the first importance to remove the prisoners and get as soon as possible all the troops we can from Kirby Smith?

J. B. HOOD,

General.

LOVEJOY'S, September 7, 1864.

General BRAGG:

Enemy has left Jonesborough. Has gone in direction of Atlanta.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

SEPTEMBER 7, 1864.

General HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood desires you to use all diligence in reorganizing and recuperating your commands. Please hand in without delay all recommendations for promotions to fill vacancies.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same as above to the corps commanders, Generals Lee and Stewart.)

SEPTEMBER 7, 1864--7 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs that you move your corps to Jonesborough to-morrow. You are at liberty to move at such hour as you may select.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

SEPTEMBER 7, 1864--10.50 p. m.

General LEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood desires that you select some convenient place near your present lines and bivouac your corps. Let your artillery go into regular park under its senior officer. Establish such police regulations as shall secure the presence of the men.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

(Same to General Stewart, commanding corps.)