MARIETTA, GA., October 3, 1864-10. 15 a. m.
Tell operators at Big Shanty and Allatoona to send men. Break both sides of Big Shanty.
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 3, 1864-10. 30 a. m.
Wires down both sides of Marietta. How is line between you and Big Shanty?
ALLATOONA, October 3, 1864-11. 15 a. m.
Can work with Big Shanty at times. Have sent repaired there. Tell Marietta to send his repairer north. O. K. north of here.
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 3, 1864-1 p. m.
Wire down both sides Marietta; also between Big Shanty and Allatoona. North of Allatoona all O. K. All quiet here. Cannonading to the southwest.
KENESAW MOUNTAIN,* October 3, 1864-2 p. m.
OPERATOR AT ALLATOONA:
Inquire by telegraph of Cartersville, Kingston, and Rome, if there is any news there.
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 3, 1864-3 p. m.
A large body of rebel cavalry are now about three miles due west, near the railroad.
Question. Can you see any teams?
Answer. One ambulance.
Question. Are they not railroad repairers? How many can you see?
Answer. No about a regiment.
Question. General wishes to know certain if they are rebels?
Answer. Yes; they are rebels. They fired into the train.
* Originally sent by Sherman from Atlanta, addressed to Commanding Officer at Allatoona, and repeated by signal from Kenesaw.