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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 55.

In Field, near Atlanta, August 14, 1864.

I. Brigadier General W. B. Hazen, U. S. Volunteers, with the consent of his present commanding officers, is hereby transferred from the Department of the Cumberland to the Department of the Tennessee, and will report in person to Major General O. O. Howard, commanding, that he may be assigned to the command of a division according to his rank.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide- de- Camp.

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

Washington, D. C., August 15, 1864-11 a. m.

Major General SHERMAN,

Near Atlanta, Ga.:

If the Government should purchase on its own account cotton northward of you, and on the line of your communications, would it be an inconvenience to you or detriment to the military service for it to come to the North on the railroad!

A. LINCOLN.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, August 15, 1864.

(Received 8.45 a. m.)

General THOMAS:

Colonel Raum, at Resaca, reports the enemy's cavalry on the railroad near Tilton tearing up track. Give orders that will insure great economy in provisions and forage until we can estimate the time required to repair damages. I have nothing from beyond Resaca. General John E. Smith, at Cartersville, will collect all the infantry that can be spared from the defense of material points about Allatoona and go up the road.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General, Commanding.

(Same to Generals Schofield and Howard.)

SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 15, 1864. (Received 9.45 a. m.)

General THOMAS:

The following dispatch just received:

RESACA, August 15, 1864- 9 a. m.

General SHERMAN:

Dalton is invested, the enemy using artillery. A bridge near tat place is burnt; one mile of track south of Tilton burnt at 3 a. m. Bridge all right. The enemy retreated before the arrival of my troops.

G. B. RAUM,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General.

(Same to Generals Schofield and Howard.)