War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0066 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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SMYRNA CAMP, October 4, 1864-8. 30 a. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Shall I move to the WEST of Kenesaw and tell Davis to follow?

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

CHATTAHOOCHEE BRIDGE, October 4, 1864.

(Received 10 a. m.)

General D. S. STANLEY,

S [myrna]:

Yes, move to Little Kenesaw and WEST of it, taking a strong position. If you can communicate with Elliot tell him in my name to interpose with his whole cavalry force between Dallas and Allatoona and strike toward any force in the direction of Acworth. General Howard is here and General Cox expected every moment. I will push them forward to night to Smyrna Camp. Leave a small brigade there until Howard or Cox arrives to cover your trains and keep communication. I will either be at Smyrna or Marietta to-night. Please answer.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Smyrna Camp-Ground, October 4, 1864-10. 15 a. m.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Chattahoochee Bridge:

I will move in a few minutes, leaving a brigade at this point. Elliot has already passed WEST of Marietta, and is moving to attack the rebel force at Big Shanty.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Chattachoochee Bridge, October 4, 1864.

General D. S. STANLEY,

En route for Little Kenesaw:

I have a message from General Davis, and have just ordered him up to take position on your left.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

LITTLE KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864-5. 30 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Marietta, or Smyrna Camp-Ground:

We arrived here at 3. 30 p. m. and have camped in the old rebel works in the vicinity and south of Little Kenesaw. From top of the mountain I could see the rebel troops burning the road, all of which has been reported to you from other sources. Prisoners sent in by General Elliott