SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 68.
Before Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1864.
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VI. The troops will withdraw from their present position and move toward the right this evening. The movement will commence at dark and will be made by brigade from the left. Each brigade will remain in position until the preceding one got into the road and is well under way, so that the troops may not be detained in positions exposed to the enemy’s artillery fire. The movement should be made quietly and in good order, with as little noise or display as possible. The picket-line will remain in its present position until it shall be remained by other troops, or until notified that our troops are withdrawn and that a new picket-line has been established by General Stanley’s corps and General Garrard’s cavalry, when our picket-line will quietly retire and join the corps. The division will march to points select by Captain Twining, chief engineer, behind the new flank line of the Army of the Cumberland, and there bivouac for the night. The march will resume at 6 a. m. to-morrow. A detachment from the Second Division will be posted by Captain Twining at short intervals along the route of tonight’s march to keep fired burning to light the road and guide the column. Army headquarters will be to-night near headquarters of the military division.
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By command of Major-General Schofield:
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.