toona. In case he passes round by Canton to go toward Cartersville, send notice and hang on his rear. We now have a full division of infantry at Kingston. Arrest every citizen in the country whom you find likely to prove a spy, and keep moving so that your force cannot be computed.
I am, &c.,
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE ETOWAH,
Chattanooga, July 4, 1864.
Brigadier General J. E. SMITH,
General: I am instructed by the general commanding district to say that Colonel Watkins yesterday notified him that the rebels were moving down the Broomtown road toward La Fayettee in considerable force. He desires that you will keep the stations at which your command are posted well advised of the whereabouts of these squads and forces, and caution them to be on the lookout all the time.
I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. B. MOE,
RESACA, July 4, 1864.
Captain C. L. WHITE:
Your three dispatches of last night just received. Colonel Croxton moved toward La Fayette upon his own responsibility. Colonel Baldwin moved to Snake Creek Gap upon my order at 10.30 last night with 200 men. The balance of his command is here.
GREEN B. RAUM,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
ROME, GA., July 4, 1864.
Brigadier General JOHN E. SMITH:
The rebels it is reported are to cross the Etowah on the bridge three miles west of Kingston for the purpose of obstructing the road to Rome.
HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS Numbers 7.
In the Field, near Ruff's Mill, July 4 1864.
Major J. T. Cheney is announced as chief of artillery on the staff of the major-general commanding. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By command of Major General Frank P. Blair:
A. J. ALEXANDER,
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