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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

NEAR KENESAW MOUNTAIN, Numbers 56.

July 1, 1864.

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X. In accordance with instructions just received in following telegram* from Major-General Sherman, Major-General Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will direct the division of Brigadier General M. L. Smith to march to-morrow morning, 4 o'clock, by a road to the rear of General Sherman's headquarters until the Sandtown road is reached, upon which road the division will move to the support of Major-General Schofield, whose headquarters are at Cheney's Church, at the intersection of the Marietta, Powder Springs, and Sandtown roads.

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By order of Major General James B. McPherson:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

July 2, 1864

Major-General SHERMAN:

I am inclined to think they are about to fall back from Kenesaw. They are evidently watching us closely.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

JULY 2, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The enemy is aware that our wagons are moving to his left.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

July 2, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Has General Garrard been to connect with me; and where has he been directed to have his headquarters?

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, &c.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Kenesaw, July 2, 1864.

General THOMAS:

He was notified two days ago to study the roads and ground thoroughly. He will have his headquarters in the woods between Big Shanty and the north point of Kenesaw. I will direct him to report to you.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See p. 11.

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