HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, In the Field, August 21, 1864-5 a. m.
Brigadier General J. D. COX,
GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to say that he desires you to continue to make a show of a demonstration to-day until we hear from General Kilpatrick. He does not wish you to use much force nor to go very far, merely enough to compel the enemy to occupy his works in force.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. M. WHERRY,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
HOWARD’S HEADQUARTERS, August 21,m 1864.
A train of eleven freight-cars, one baggage, and one passenger-car, all empty except the passenger-car, which had a few person in it. Has just left Atlanta.
O. O. HOWARD,