give it, as I have been up to that country. General Kilpatrick is out, and we have no news of him except a negro reports that on the 20th he captured Ross' brigade and battery. Keep me advised, and also General John E. Smith at Cartersville, in your absence from the direct.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Atlanta, August 22, 1864-10.30 p. m.
General Kilpatrick is back all right; had pretty hard fighting with cavalry and infantry, but brought in 3 captured flags and 1 extra gun. Captured a whole battery, which he broke up. He destroyed enough road to last ten days, by which time I will reach it again.
W. T. SHERMAN,
ROME, GA., August 22, 1864.
Clanton was at Guntersville yesterday morning, waiting for Wheeler, who was expected to make a circuit across the railroad north of Chattanooga.
ROME, August 22, 1864.
No further news from Clanton. First Alabama Cavalry following them.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE ETOWAH, Chattanooga, Tenn., August 22, 1864.
You will move with your entire effective force to or near Columbus, occupying all fordable places in that vicinity on the Hiwassee. You will start at 7 a. m. to-morrow, August 23, provided with three days' rations. You will report frequently all that you may learn regarding Wheeler. Send reports to Charleston after 11 a. m.
By command of Major-General Steedman:
S. B. MOE,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE Numbers 106.
TENNESSEE, Before Atlanta, Ga., August 22, 1864.
XIII. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett, having been granted a leave of absence on surgeon's certificate of disability, Brigadier General Charles R. Woods, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from command of the First Brigade, First