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NEAR ATLANTA, November 14, 1864.

General J. H. CLANTON,

Blue Mountain:

The enemy's cavalry may move through Carrollton toward West Point and Montgomery Railroad. Keep it well watched.


Major - General.

GRIFFIN, November 15, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

The enemy has burned Atlanta and destroyed railroad to Allatoona, burning bridge over Chattahoochee. He moved out of Atlanta with very large force in direction of Macon by Jonesborough and McDonough. We have no force to hinder him must fall back to Macon, where re-enforcement should be sent at once to meet him successfully.


Major - General, Commanding.

NEAR JONESBOROUGH, November 15, 1864 - 2. 30 p. m.

General J. B. HOOD:

Enemy advanced with infantry, cavalry, and wagons early this morning. Have driven our cavalry back to this place. Strength not yet ascertained. Enemy have burned many house in Rome, Marietta, and Atlanta; also destroyed railroad and burned bridge over Chattahoochee.


Major - General.

(Same to General Braxton Bragg, Richmond; Lieutenant - General Hardee, Charleston; Lieutenant General R. Taylor, Selma; Major General G. W. Smith, Lovejoy's; Governor Joseph E. Brown, Milledgeville; General G. T. Beauregard, Tuscumbia, and Colonel M. H. Wright, Columbus.)

LOVEJOY'S, November 15, 1864 - 3. 45 p. m.

Major - General WHEELER,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Yours of 2. 30 p. m. is received. My trains are getting ready to start. The wagons came in just as your note war received notifying me that the pickets were driven in and the enemy at Morrow's Mills. If they come too close to me I will endeavor to give them a warm reception. If nothing occurs to prevent I will move nothing to the position spoken of yesterday afternoon.

Yours, truly,


Major - General.