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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., August 2, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER AT MARIETTA:

Report to me direct any men of General McCook's got in, and also if General Kilpatrick has come down with his cavalry from Cartersville.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

MARIETTA, August 2, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Nothing here in regard to Kilpatrick's command. From McCook's command the First Wisconsin Cavalry came here and have gone to near Campbellton under orders of General Elliott; strength not reported. There are here 230 men of McCook's command, with four pieces of artillery, about to move, under General Elliott's orders, to railroad brigade at Chattahoochee River. Captain McCormick, of General Elliott's staff, is here looking after and reorganizing them.

SAML. ROSS,

Colonel Twentieth Connecticut, Commanding Post.

MARIETTA, August 2, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN:

Respectfully report my arrival here with 95 men my command, having been in Brigadier-General McCook's expedition with 170. On the engagement near Newton was cut off from the main body, losing the difference in men. The command, horses and men, is in exhausted condition.

OWEN STAR,

Major Second Kentucky Cavalry, Commanding Regiment.

BEFORE ATLANTA, GA., August 2, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Major T. T. ECKERT:

To-day has been used in getting troops into position to attack. Corps are now in line from left to right in this order: Twentieth, Fourth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Fifteenth, and Twenty-third, with Fourteenth in reserve in rear of Twenty-third. Cant's say when the word will be given to attack, but expect it to-morrow. No further news from cavalry expedition.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS.,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., Numbers 49.

August 2, 1864.

I. Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom, U. S. Volunteers, having in pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 34, paragraph IV, dated headquarters Armies of the United Stated, June 12, 1864, reported for duty, is hereby assigned to duty with the Department and Army of the Tennessee, and will report in person to Major General O. O. Howard, commanding.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

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