War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0122 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Chattahoochee River, July 11, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Allatoona:

General J. E. Smith's division from Kingston will relieve you, and you will receive orders to move forward and occupy Kenesaw Mountain. Be prepared for the change.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 11, 1864.

General J. E. SMITH:

In the next stage of progress you will move forward to Cartersville and the Allatoona Pass; orders are already issued. I give you this notice. I want a depot of supplies kept in Allatoona, and a side track to be made near where the old foundry was.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., July 11, 1864.

(Received 11.30 p. m.)

Major T. T. ECKERT:

Am here crossing to rebuild the line and add another wire between this and Atlanta. Line not working south in consequence of storm, though it has worked well all day. Rebels last night withdrew entirely from west bank Chattahoochee, and burned bridge. Said that Johnston is moving toward Stone Mountain, and will not oppose advance on Atlanta. Garrard and General Schofield across Chattahoochee, and intrenched to protect crossing of rest of army, which will cross on the 12th or 13th.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Isham's Ferry, Ga., Numbers 50.

July 11, 1864.

I. Brigadier-General Hascall, commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, will move his entire command across the river and put three brigades in line, keeping one in reserve on the right, in the position now occupied and intrenched. General Cox will corresponding contract his line from the right, strengthen it if necessary, and put at least open brigade in reserve.

II. Supply trains will habitually be kept on the west bank of the river until the corps moves from its present position. They will cross the river to make issues, and return without unnecessary delay. A guard will be furnished from troops on duty at army headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.