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Page 11 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Ga., July 1, 1864-10.15 p.m.

Brigadier General M. S. HASCALL,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: General McPherson is ordered to send a division to support us in the morning, to start at 4 a.m. I have directed General Cox if you are attacked in the morning to support you with all his available force, relying upon General McPherson's troops to hold his present position and give what additional support may be necessary. Make your defenses strong and extend them far enough to deploy your whole division if necessary. You can then hold in check anything the enemy may send until re-enforcements can reach you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
In the Field, Ga., July 1, 1864-10.15 p.m.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have not yet learned whether Barter will be relieved to-night. But General McPherson is to send a division to support us in the morning; it is to start at 4 a.m. Hence, if Hascall or Cameron should be attacked in the morning you can support them with all your available force, relying upon General McPherson's troops to hold you present position and give what additional support may be necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding


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

General McPHERSON:

General Schofield to-day had advanced farther than I contemplated. He has control of all the roads from Reed's to Maple's. You know his command is small, and though there is no force now that can disturb him, he thinks there may be in the morning. I want you to start one of your divisions down about 4 a.m. and to act in support of Schofield until your command gets there the next day.

W. T. SHERMAN

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

July 1, 1864

Major-General McPHERSON,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: Within the last hour two of the cavalry pickets in my front, belonging to the Fifth Georgia, came into my line. They report Wheeler in his camp in my front, but that he has ordered four days'


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