HOWARD’S HOUSE, August 19, 1864-6 p. m.
Captain CASE:
Saw a large column of smoke south of Atlanta about eight or ten miles distant. Our troops advanced this p. m. at 5 o’clock, and after a brisk skirmish retired. We lost only few men. Don’t know the number. Could see but very few in enemy’s lines.
[Jonathan’s note: this was likely smoke from Kilpatrick’s raid burning the supply depot at Jonesboro.]