War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0026 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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CHATTANOOGA, July 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General SMITH:

Have you relieved the troops at Resaca and Tilton?

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kingston, Ga., July 2, 1864.

Major General JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga, Tenn.:

I have relieved the troops from Tilton to this place, placing Seventeenth Iowa at Tilton, Tenth Missouri at Resaca, Fifty-sixth Illinois at Calhoun and Adairsville. Train conveying these regiments left last evening.

JNO. E. SMITH

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kingston, Ga., July 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

In compliance with orders from our headquarters, I have the honor to report my arrival at this place with my command, excepting the Fifth Ohio Cavalry, Eighteenth Wisconsin Infantry, and pioneer corps, who are en route for this place with the wagon train of the division, and the Twenty-sixth Missouri Infantry, who are escorting cattle from Chattanooga here. The Tenth Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry are also absent from the command, on veteran furlough, by your order. By direction of Major-General Steedman, I have relieved the troops of Colonel Lowe, commanding cavalry, between Tilton and this place by placing the Seventeenth Iowa at Tilton, Tenth Missouri at Resaca, Fifty-sixth Illinois at Calhoun and Adairsville and to-day I am relieving the troops guarding the Etowah River with the Third Brigade of this division. The disposal of the balance of my command will be duly reported.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. E. SMITH,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kingston, Ga., July 2, 1864.

Colonel JABEZ BANBURY,

Commanding Third Brigadier, Third Div., Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL; The general commanding directs that you take charge and guard the Etowah River from Caldwell's Ford, two miles and a half above Gillem's Bridge, to Murchison's Ford below, and that you make preparations to move at once, placing the Fifth Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry at Wooley's Bridge, throwing out one small post at Murchison's Ford, one small post at Runnel's Ford, and one small post at Runnel's Ferry. The Ninety-third Illinois Infantry will be stationed at Gillem's Bridge, with one outpost of 100 men at Island Ford and one outpost of 50 men at Caldwell's Ford, with directions to com-