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LOST MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, GA.,

July 1, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Captain C. R. CASE,

Chief Signal Officer, Department of the Cumberland:

Have opened with Captain Daniels, chief signal officer, Twenty-third Army Corps, south 40 degrees east, seven miles distant. Had fair view of Atlanta this evening. See fires in Marietta. No other rebel fires in sight.

HOWGATE,

Lieutenant, Acting Signal Officer


HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, near Kenesaw, July 1, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Let your artillery and skirmishers stir up the enemy a little this evening and to-morrow morning. I fear they are getting too strong on General Schofield, who has gone farther toward Ruff's Mill than I contemplated.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to McPherson.)


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., July 1, 1864.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Let your artillery stir up the enemy this evening and to-morrow morning. It is feared they are getting too strong on General Schofield.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Palmer and Hooker.)


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLANLD,
In the Field, July 1, 1864.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In the directions given this evening to stir up the enemy with artillery I should have said skirmishers and artillery. I desire now to make that correction.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General

(Same to Palmer and Hooker.)


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