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tured or his whole force dispersed. He will probably give us but little more trouble. We are reliably informed that Forrest intended co-operating with Wheeler, but we do not know that he has succeeded in crossing the Tennessee.

J. D. WEBSTER,

Brigadier-General.

[SEPTEMBER 3, 1864- For Whipple to Stanley, inclosing copy of Special Field Orders, Numbers 63, from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi (see p. 790), and conveying instructions in accordance there-with see, Part I, p. 934.]

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Lovejoy's, September 3, 1864.

General KIMBALL:

GENERAL: Official information has just been received from Major-General Sherman that we have Atlanta. On the night of September 1 Hood abandoned the city, and retreated with the force he had there. He destroyed 80 railroad cars of ammunition, blew up the magazines at Atlanta, and destroyed his siege guns. General Slocum occupies the city. A large amount of rebel public property was destroyed. Please have this information published to your regiments.

By order of Major-General Stanley:

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Send copy to Newton and Wood.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS

Near Lovejoy's Station, Ga., September 3, 1864.

The following-mentioned regiments will accompany the train of this corps that moves to the rear from Jonesborough early to-morrow morning. They will be under the temporary command of Colonel Dunlap, Third Kentucky Infantry, who will report to these headquarters for instructions without delay. The regiments will march to Jonesborough this afternoon; The Third Kentucky Infantry Volunteers and Thirty-sixth Indiana Infantry Volunteers, the non-veterans of the Thirty-first Indiana Infantry Volunteers.

By order of Major-General Stanley:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND

Near Lovejoy's Station, September 3, 1864

Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that to-morrow you send back to Atlanta all wagons of your corps not absolutely re-