War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0866 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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KINGSTON, June 16, 1864.

Yesterday Captain Hayes, Tenth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry destroyed three bridges between railroad bridge and Canton, encountering and driving off a small rebel party from Field's Bridge. Quiet along railroad.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant HOW,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Chief of Cavalry.

KINGSTON, June 23, 1864.

One man killed in skirmish last night on south side of Etowah River, near Wooley's Brigade. Yesterday a large force was reported approaching with a view of attacking Adairsville and calhoun. I made preparation for them, but whatever the force, it has retired. I think it is Dibrell's command of Tennessee. They had started back to recross at Canton, but I had burned the bridge. It is more than fifty miles to the nearest bridge over the Etowah. Do you think it would be prudent to send less than a regiment to destroy it?

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Cavalry.

CARTERSVILLE, July 7, 1864.

A small party of nine, our yesterday collecting beef, were attacked near Lewsi' Furnace. We had 1 man severely wounded; killed 2 rebels, and drove them off. I now have a force in pursuit.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Brigadier-General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Cavalry.

CARTERSVILLE, July 9, 1864.

In explanation of result now coming in from programme I named in conversation last night, I send following, just received from Colonel Murray: A party of loyal citizens captured a rebel lieutenant and 8 men of the Ninth Kentucky (rebel) Regiment near Fairmount; started in with them, but were pounced on, and the whole party captured before they could be re-enforced. Two hours later Captain Hare, Fifth Kentucky, recaptured and brought them to Calhoun. Major Wolfley, Third Kentucky, came upon another party, charged them, and took 38 prisoners; he is now out again. They were supplied with picks, axes, &c., for the purpose of destroying railroad, and they are now working on it under a guard.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Through Brigadier-General Elliott.