8. One wagon with ammunition for each regiment and battery will follow each division as heretofore ordered; the remainder of the ordnance train of each division will go forward with the general supply train, in charge of ordnance officers.
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By order of Major General James B. McPherson:
WM. T. CLARK,
MARIETTA, GA., July 3, 1864-10 a.m.
(Received 5 p.m.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Washington, D. C.:
The movement on our right caused the enemy to evacuate. We occupied Kenesaw at daylight and Marietta at 8.30 a.m. Thomas is moving down the main road, toward the Chattahoochee; McPherson toward the mouth of Nickajack on the Sandtown road. Our cavalry is on the extreme flank. Whether the enemy will halt this side of Chattahoochee or not will soon be known. Marietta is almost entirely abandoned by its inhabitants, and more than a mile of the railroad iron is removed between the town and the foot of Kenesaw. I propose to press the enemy close till he is across the Chattahoochee River, when I must accumulate stores and better guard my rear.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND
July 3, 1864-2.45 a.m.
General Palmer reports that he felt for the enemy in Davis' front, between 12 and 1 o'clock, and found him gone. One prisoner captured gives it as his opinion that they have fallen back three miles to another line of works.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
July 3, 1864-4 a.m.
I will stop Logan on your left to make him feel up Little Kenesaw. Feel out and find where the enemy is as quick as possible.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
In the Field, July 3, 1864-5 a.m.
The enemy has gone from General Hooker's front, and he is advancing on the Powder Springs and Marietta road, and on lines parallel to it.
GEO. H. THOMAS.