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is encamped there, and the guard altogether too small to guard so much property. I will take what force I can spare from here and proceed to Big Shanty as fast as possible.

Your obedient servant,

J. McARTHUR,

Brigadier-General.

MARIETTA, October 2, 1864-4 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Rebels driven off and quiet restored. Three cars burned. Road being repaired. Casualties not yet reported. Citizens coming in for protection report that Hood was to encamp near Gray's Mill to- night. They also report that an attack will be made on Acworth or Allatoona, afterward Rome. In the event of a repluse they will retreat by Blue Mountain to Jacksonville and Selma.

J. McARTHUR,

Brigadier-General.

[OCTOBER 2, 1864. - For Ransom to Clark, reporting reconnaissance, &c., see Part I, p. 788.]

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

East Point, Ga., October 2, 1864.

Brigadier General T. E. G. RANSOM,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL; The major-general commanding directs me to send you the inclosed order* notifying you of the probably immediate movement of this army. You will observe that General Osterhaus and General Leggett will be ready to support you should the enemy follow you up with infantry and make it practicable for you to turn upon him and punish him. General David's corps will also be prepared for any emergency. The general desires to be notified at once if the enemy follows you up with infantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 2, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Louisville, Ky.:

General Thomas telegraphs me he thinks trains can run on the Chattanooga road to-morrow. Forrest is between Franklin and Columbia on Alabama road.

J. D. WEBSTER,

Brigadier-General.

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* See Special Orders, Numbers 224, p. 30.

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