HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
Before Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864-6 p. m.
A rebel scouting party which came into Decatur this morning informed the citizens that the railroad had been cut by our cavalry at a place called Jonesborough, as it was understood by Colonel Garrard, who brought the report.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
(Copy to Thomas and Howard.)
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISIPPI,
In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864.
I am starting for the right. It may become necessary to shift you to the extreme right, in which case our left will be back of Pea Vine creek, from General Wood’s right back to the rebel lines, with a detachment at Buck Head, but this I do not propose till General Garrard is back.
W. T. SHERMAN,