War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0518 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

J. B. VAN DYNE, Master of Transportation, Marietta:

Let the trains at Kingston drop back to Cartersville, and hold the trains at Marietta ready to carry troops to any point needed.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General, Commanding.

MARIETTA, August 15, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

I have ordered all trains at Kingston back to Cartersville, and have trains at Marietta ready to move when called for. I am also holding two trains at Resaca. If you desire them elsewhere they will be ready to move at any time.

J. B. VAN DYNE,

Master of Railroad Transportation.

MARIETTA, August 15, 1864.

Major- General SHERMAN:

Telegram just received. Shall I send an engine with Captain Van Duzer's telegraphic material from Kingston to Resaca! I have a small locomotive at Rome which would be able to do the work he requires.

J. B. VAN DYNE,

Master of Transportation.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

J. B. VAN DYNE, Marietta:

General McArthur will send up to Allatoona and beyond two trains of cars loaded with soldiers to join four more trains at Cartersville, loaded also with troops from Rome and Kingston. Let Captain Van Duzer send with one of these his telegraph wire and repair party. Risk your locomotives and cars as little as possible till the end of this raid.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General, Commanding.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,

Rome, Ga., August 15, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. J. HURLBUT, Fifty- seventh Illinois Infantry:

COLONEL: You will take command of the two regiments (THIRTY- ninth Iowa and Fifty- seventh Illinois Infantry) and move to Kingston, Ga., by rail at once, reporting to General John E. Smith at Kingston.

By order of Colonel R. Rowett:

J. S. ROBINSON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant- General.

CLEVELAND, August 15, 1864.

Brigadier- General AMMEN:

The enemy has attacked Dalton in force, General Steedman says a large force, and has sent re- enforcements thee. Captain Crowell reports