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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS, ARMY OF Georgia,

Atlanta, Ga., November 13, 1864.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON,

Commanding First DIVISION:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding the corps directs that you send at once one brigade of your DIVISION midway between the city of Atlanta and the Chattahoochee bridge on the Chattanooga railroad. He directs that they at once commence the destruction of the railroad both ways, by burning the ties and bending and twisting the rails.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS,

November 13, 1864.

Lieutenant GEORGE ROBINSON,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, First DIVISION, Twentieth Army Corps:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that in compliance with instructions from headquarters First DIVISION, I moved out upon the railroad midway between Atlanta and the Chattahoochee, and destroyed the track by burning the ties and bending the raise for a distance of three miles, connecting on the north with a party from the THIRD DIVISION and on the south with the Second DIVISION. It was impossible to twist the rails as I had no tools by which it could be done.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. CARMAN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Atlanta, Ga., November 13, 1864.

Colonel F. C. SMITH,

Chattahoochee Bridge:

The general directs that in destroying the railroad you commence at the river and work this way to meet the working party from the First DIVISION. Upon the completion of the work you will join your DIVISION with the whole of your command, reporting to General Ward. You will not destroy either the road or railroad bridges at the river; that is to be done by Colonel Buell.

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Atlanta, Ga., November 13, 1864.

Brigadier General J. W. GEARY,

Commanding Second DIVISION:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding the corps directs that you send at once a brigade of your DIVISION, to destroy the Chattanooga railroad, from the city of Atlanta until they meet a brigade of the First