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HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division, Cartersville, Ga.:

Ascertain if possible the route which the rebels have taken. A brigade of cavalry is ready to move in any direction and cut off their retreat.

By order, &c.:

DAVID F. HOW,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division, Cartersville, Ga.:

You will make a determined pursuit after the rebel cavalry who captured the cattle above Adairsville. Take your whole force.

By order, &c.:

DAVID F. HOW,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[AUGUST 14, 1864.-For McCook to How, reporting Wheeler's raid, &c., see Part II, p. 765.]

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier General J. KILPATRICK,

Commanding Third Cavalry Division:

The general commanding directs that you cross the Chattahoochee, fortify position at the bridge, and scout and clear the country of rebels to Camp Creek. Your train will be kept near the railroad bridge until your position on the south side is securely established.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DAVID F. HOW,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 14, 1864.

General KILPATRICK:

You will make a bold reconnaissance in the direction of Fairburn to railroad if you can reach it. It is reported that Wheeler with 6,000 cavalry and artillery has gone north. If true, you will have only Jackson's cavalry to contend with. If the opportunity offers try to break him up. General Schofield's small force of cavalry will be ordered to co-operate with you. It is on the south side of Utoy Creek, and will report to you at Sandtown to-morrow.

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.