War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0820 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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4. Brigadier-General Kilpatrick will keep the Renfroe road clear, and will cover the left and rear of the army as heretofore directed. The position to be taken by the troops on their arrival at Morrow's Mill will be indicated. Brigade commanders will be enjoined to keep their men well in hand and their columns well closed up and to prevent straggling.

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V. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, the movement of this army to-morrow, indicated in Special Field Orders, No. 119, from these headquarters, will be delayed two hours beyond the time specified therein, the train in charge of Captain Conklin, chief quartermaster, starting at 5 a.m. instead of 3 a.m. and the troops at 7 instead of 5 a.m. Corps commanders will at 7 a.m. simultaneously withdraw their skirmishers and pickets, first assuring themselves that the enemy has no heavy infantry force in his old trenches at Jonesborough.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:


Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 95. Near Flint River, Ga., September 6, 1864.

I. In accordance with Special Field Orders, No. 119, from department headquarters, herewith inclosed,* this command will move forward to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock, with the division of Major-General Osterhaus in advance, to the vicinity of Morrow's Mill. The divisions of Brigadier Gens. W. B. Hazen and William Harrow will follow, respectively, that of Major-General Osterhaus. Division commanders will cause each regiment and brigade to detail a rear guard to keep up stragglers. Under no circumstances will men be allowed to fall to the rear of their respective commands. Brigadier-General Harrow's division being the rear guard, he will be required to use every precaution to prevent the enemy from falling suddenly on his rear. His rear guard must receive the most positive and peremptory instructions to prevent straggling, and will be instructed to bring forward all soldiers of whatever command.

II. The artillery will resume its proper place in the column to-morrow, and all wagons, except those necessary for division, brigade, and regimental headquarters, and for the transportation of the sick and wounded, and the ammunition train, will proceed with the general train in charge of Captain Conklin, at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning. All wagons emptied by the issue of rations to-day will accompany their respective divisions for the transportation of the sick. Ten wagons of ammunition will accompany each division; the rest will follow the general train. The wagons mentioned will precede respective commands. Major General P. Jos. Osterhaus, commanding First Division, will cause one regiment of his command to report forthwith to Captain J. T. Conklin, chief quartermaster, for train guard, at or near department headquarters. A copy of the order detailing the regiment will be sent to Captain Conklin through these headquarters.

III. In accordance with Special Field Orders, No. 119, paragraph V, from department headquarters, herewith inclosed, the movements of


*See p.819.