War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0124 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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I feel certain we have killed and crippled for Johnston as many as we have sent to the rear. Have sent back about 6,000 or 7,000 prisoners, taken 11 guns of Johnston, and about 10 in Rome. Have destroyed immense iron, cotton, and wool mills, and have possession of all the niter country. My operations have been rather cautions than bold, but on the whole I trust are satisfactory to you. all of Polk's, corps is till here; also Hardee's and Hood's, and the Georgia militia, under G. W. Smith.

Let us persevere and trust to the fortunes of war, leaving statesmen to work out the solution.

As every, your friend,

W. T. SHERMAN.

NEAR CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER, GA., July 12, 1864-8.30 p. m.

(Received 9.20 p. m. 13th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

Mark your maps Phillips' Ferry at mouth of Soap Creek; Powers' Ferry just above the mouth of the Rottenwood and Island Creeks; Pace's Ferry one mile below the mouth of Island Cree. General Dodge's corps is across at Roswell; General Schofield's corps at Phillips'; General Howard's corps at Powers'. All well.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 12, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

McPherson's pontoon train is on its way here. Where do you want it?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

THOMAS' HEADQUARTERS,

July 12, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Please have the pontoon train sent to Powers' Ferry.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, July 12, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Has anything been done with the pontoon bridge of the enemy at Pace's? We should either get full possession of it or destroy it altogether, for when we cross to the other side, leaving a mere guard of cavalry on this, the bridge might be most mischievous to us. Please order that it be got at night, or the planking thrown off and boats scuttled.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.