HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, near Chattahoochee, July 11, 1864.
Colonel Beckwith says the three regiments have reported at Marietta. You can order the brigade left there to join its proper command. The brigade of General McPherson at Kenesaw will be near enough to protect the depot.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Near Vining's Station, Ga., July 11, 1864.
(Received 4 p. m.)
Major General O. O. HOWARD, Commanding Fourth Army Corps:
GENERAL: I have the honor, by direction of the major-general commanding, to acknowledge your communication of this day relative to the return to General Newton's division, and in reply to state that orders were given for General Newton's return as soon as relieved by General Dodge, and the major-general commanding thinks he should join you to-day.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBT. H. RAMSEY,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
[JULY 11, 1864.]
General Howard will, to-morrow morning, move a brigade down the south bank of the river from Phillips' to Powers' Ferry, and move one of the pontoon bridges from the former point to the latter. The road at Phillips' is so narrow on each side that but one wagon can pass at a time, consequently there is use for but one bridge. The trestle bridge will not be completed for several days.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
[JULY 11, 1864.]
(Received 3 a. m. 12th.)
Major-General HOWARD, Commanding Fourth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that when you get the bridge complete you move your whole corps to the south bank of the river.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Ga., July 11, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel J. S. FULLERTON, Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: Moore, a scout whom I sent out on the 7th instant, has just returned, bringing the following information:
He left General Johnston's headquarters at 3 p. m. yesterday. General Johnston's headquarters are at a small white house three miles