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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Kenesaw Mountain, October 4, 1864-8. 30 p. m.

General ELLIOTT:

I have just received the following instructions from General Sherman, who is at Smyrna Camp-Ground to-night. He say:

I will concentrate the whole army at Kenesaw to-morrow and move on the enemy wherever he may be found. Howard is at Smyrna and Cox at the river. Instruct Elliot to harass as much as possible the corps burning the railroad.

He says Hood left considerable force at Campbellton and has with him the best part of three corps. Howard and Davis will come up on the Marietta and Sandtown road. He then orders me to make a feint on Pine Mountain in the morning with a view to prevent at attack on Allatoona, which be wishes to avoid. He says his opinion is they don't want to fight, but was to interrupt our communications.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Dallas Road, October 4, 1864.

Brigadier General K. GARRARD,

Commanding Second Cavalry DIVISION:

The gereral commanding directs that you have your command in readiness to move by daylight to-morrow morning.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JACOBS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Kilpatrick.)

HDQRS. THIRD DIV. CAV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Kenesaw Mountain, October 4, 1864.

Captain J. E. JACOBS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Command:

CAPTAIN: Colonel Atkins' scouting parties in direction of Dallas report the country for seven or eight miles out clear of the enemy. My scouts report that a large force of cavalry left the neighborhood of Powder Springs early this morning, a portion passing to the left of Lost Mountain and at 3 p. m. were marching on road to Acworth. All quiet in my front at this hour.

J. KILLPATRICK.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV. CAV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, four miles from Marietta, left of Kenesaw Mountain,

October 4, 1864.

Captain JACOBS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Command:

CAPTAIN: My picket-line is established and any command is encamped. I have two days' rations and one of forage, plenty of ammunition, and the whole command in very fair condition. I cover all the roads from General Garrard's left around to the Marietta and Powder Springs