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III. Major General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will remain in his present position until the return of General Stoneman, or until further orders, making such demonstrations about Sandtown, Howell's, and Turner's as may be made necessary, communicating in the mean time with Major-General Sherman, and receiving from him instructions. Four days' rations will be issued to the men of the Seventeenth Corps, and the trains sent to Marietta with the general supply train.

IV. All the wagons and artillery will move by Marietta and fill up with provisions, forage, and ammunition.

By order of Major General James B. McPherson:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

July 13, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I will try to save enough of the pontoon bridge to make one for Stoneman.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, July 13, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Get everything ready and wait till I hear of Stoneman. Blair must remain where he is still Stoneman comes, and will have a two day's march to reach Roswell, giving you ample time.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, July 13, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Do you propose to effect a crossing at Pace's to-morrow? If not ordered, better wait one more day. I have my orders ready, conditioned on Stoneman's return. Expected back the day after to-morrow. Did you see anything worth reporting to-day?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

July 13, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I am ready to effect a crossing at Pace's Ferry to-morrow, but will wait if you think best until you hear from Stoneman. I have not seen anything worth reporting to-day.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.