War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0419 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.- UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Atlanta, August 8, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Where is General Kikpatrick's cavalry at this time?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

THOMAS' HEADQUARTERS, August 8, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

General Kilpatrick's headquarters are at the junction of Powder Springs and Sandtown roads. He covers Sweet Water and patrols to Dallas.

S. HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, neat Atlanta, August 8, 1864.

General THOMAS:

Order Captain Merrill to meet General Cullum at Nashville about the end of this week to consult about the defenses of Nashville. This by General Halleck's order. General Schofield has made some progress on the right, but not enough. General Howard has also advanced his line somewhat. Let me know if the 4 1/2-inch guns have come and where you will place them. A very good place will be on General Ward's right, on account of the opening made by the valley of Proctor's Creek, giving a plain of view of the very heart of the town. I wold like to have them at work to-morrow.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, August 8, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The 4 1/2-inch guns have not yet arrived. They are not due until to-morrow. I have selected a very good point for them on Geary's left, where you can bet a fair view of the town, and half a mile nearer than any other position. It was reported that that they were to leave Chattanooga at 8 a.m. to-day. The position selected enfilades White Hall street, upon which is General Hood's headquarters, and the battery is being built to-night.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, August 8, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Lieutenant Wharton, Engineers informs me that there are not enough topographical engineers in this army to supply its necessary wants; consequently I shall not be able to spare any to General Schofield.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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