War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0130 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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front. The Forty-fifth Mississippi is opposite us near the mouth of the Nickajack; the Thirty-second Georgia is opposite to us at Howell's Ferry, with what supports, if any, I do not know. Stewart's division, of Hood's corps, is opposed to us in the region of Sandtown Ferry. A band of guerrillas, consisting of Georgia State Troops, was on this side of the Chattahoochee, just beyond the Sweet Water, last night. Stoneman was near Campbellton this morning, not having effected a crossing. He reports the enemy, 8,000 strong, opposing him.

Very respectfully,

M. D. LEGGETT,

Brigadier-General.

CARTERSVILLE, July 12, 1864.

Lieutenant DAVID F. HOW,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Cavalry:

Major Thayer, Tenth Ohio Cavalry, has returned from expedition. Eight miles above Canton he dispersed a band of rebels, driving them into the mountains. Captain Oglethorpe, commanding the band, was wounded. The major brought in 17 mules, 7 horses, and 15 deserters from rebel army, and 2 prisoners of war.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 12, 1864. (Received 9.30 p. m. 13th.)

Major ECKERT:

Heads of two column crossed. Howard has two divisions crossed; think all will be across by 15th. In the mean time supplies are being accumulated rapidly.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

SPECIAL

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., FIELD ORDERS,

In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, Numbers 34.

July 12, 1864.

I. The Fifth Regiment Iowa Infantry is hereby transferred from the Department of the Tennessee to the Department of the Cumberland, and the commanding officer will report to Major General George H. Thomas for instructions.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENN., Numbers 66.

Near Chattahoochee River, July 12, 1864.* * * * *

II. Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will march his command at 5 o'clock this p. m. toward the bridge across the Chattahoochee near Roswell Factory, making a distance of about ten miles to-night if practicable. He will resume his march at an early hour to-morrow morning, thus protecting his men and animals from the heat of the day.