MARIETTA, AUGUST 14, 1864.
We have four trains at Kingston and two at Marietta. They will be ready to move north at 2.30 a. m. Will it be safe, and shall I send them on to Chattanooga.!
J. B. VAN DYNE,
Master Railroad Transportation.
AUGUST 14, 1864.
Colonel Faulkner reports enemy with artillery four miles south Calhoun; he does not report his strength. Have you not mounted force enough to get in their rear with safety to your command!
JAS. B. STEEDMAN,
Cleveland, August 14, 1864.
Captain Crowell, commanding company at Varnell's Station, sends a dispatch that 2,000 rebels are attacking Dalton. The artillery is distinctly heard by him. he wishes artillery sent to him. If no artillery can be sent, he wants a company of infantry. What shall I so!
H. G. GIBSON,
Second Ohio Heavy Artillery.
[AUGUST 14, 1864.- For correspondence between Wheeler and Laiboldt, relating to the surrender of Union forces at Dalton, see Part I, p. 324.]
DALTON, AuGUST 14, 1864.
Major- General STEEDMAN:
Wheeler has demanded surrender of this post. Send re- enforcements.
CALHOUN, August 14, 1864.
Major General JAMES B. STEEDMAN,
There are of General McCook's division at this place 300 mounted and 234 dismounted men available. The enemy has attacked a guard with large lot of cattle, four miles below here. He is using two pieces of artillery. I have sent all my effective mounted force to the relief of the guard, and to ascertain the force of the enemy.
J. K. FAULKNER,