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parently the same train that left town at 10.40 a. m., arrived; also a train of eighteen cars, five of them loaded with white sacks. The rest of the train appeared to be empty. Green corn was hauled in and issued to the rebel troops in their works this p. m.

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

SAMUEL EDGE,

First Lieutenant and Chief Acting Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 15, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

The inclosed telegram is just received. The major- General commanding requests that you take such measures as will insure the economy recommended.

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 till we can estimate the time required to repair damages. I have nothing form beyond Resaca. General John E. Smith, at Cartersville, will collect all the infantry that can be spared from defense of material points about Allatoona and go up the road.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

(Same to Generals Blair and Dodge.)

HDQRS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General JOHN E. SMITH,

Resaca or beyond:

If Wheeler has gone above Dalton consult with General Steedman and telegraph men, and I will instruct as soon as I can learn the destination. Try, if possible, to force him to get back to Georgia through the passes of North Carolina, which will ruin his horses.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General JOHN E. SMITH,

Cartersville:

There are four trains of cars at Kingston, which I have ordered to drop back to Cartersville. I will order General McArthur to load with troops two trains now at Marietta, and hold subject to your orders. Whilst cut off from Steedman take control of all matters below the break, and use superhuman efforts to prevent Wheeler getting out with prisoners or plunder. By getting infantry to central points, and

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