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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Atlanta, Ga., October 2, 1864.

Major General D. S. STANLEY:

Move your command, with orders for your wagons to fallow with ten days' rations, to Chattahoochee bridge, and in the direction of Marietta as far as the rebel intrenchments about Smyrna Camp- Ground. Open communication with General Elliott, who is over toward the Sweet Water and Noye's Creek, and communicate with me promptly all matters of importance by telegraph from the bridge.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Atlanta, Ga., October 2, 1864.

General WHITAKER:

The general commanding directs that you move with your command to- morrow morning at dayLight, with two days' rations in haversacks, and forty rounds of ammunition in cartridge-boxes.

The following will be the order of march: THIRD DIVISION, First DIVISION, artillery, ammunition trains, headquarters trains, ten ambulances to each DIVISION, regimental wagons. The DIVISIONS will march, right in front, through the city of Atlanta and out Marietta street. March at the time indicated above without further orders from these headquarters, reporting at these headquarters as the separate DIVISIONS arrive. Pickets will be drawn in at 3 in the morning.

By command of Major-General Stanley:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Wood and Captain Bridges.)

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Atlanta, Ga., October 2, 1864.

General JEFF. C. DAVIS:

Communicate with General Howard, and be prepared to send into Atlanta all your troops and to move, with ten days' rations, toward Marietta or to Fairburn, as the case may call for. I think Hood has crossed the Chattahoochee with two corps to attack our road, and has left one corps on this side, near Campbellton. We should interpose.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CARTERSVILLE, October 2, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

(Through General Elliott, chief of cavalry.)

One of my scouts just in reports nothing at Burnt Hickory, and one regiment of Texan cavalry, 400 or 500 strong, at Dallas. Rebel parties are gathering forage, &c., and taking it toward Cedartwon. I have sent to Villa Rica and Buchanan to-day. I can't picket Burnt Hickory; it is seventeen miles from here. I have only 170 mounted men, but send scouts there daily.

E. M. McCOOK,

Brigadier-General.