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thing quiet at Allatoona. Please send construction train to Resaca soon. There is but one locomotive at any disposal, and it will be sude to move General Corse's DIVISION.

GREEN B. RAUM,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICERS ALLATOONA, KINGSTON, AND ROME:

The enemy is moving on Allatoona; thence to Rome.

SHERMAN.

This message was delayed on account of the fog.

FISH.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864.

General CORSE,

Rome:

Sherman direct you to move forward and join Smith's DIVISION with your entire command, using cars, if to be had, and burn provisions rather than lose them.

VANDEVER,

General.

ROME, October 4, 1864.

Brigadier General J. E. SMITH:

Your telegram of 2nd instant just received. My latest information is that a large force is moving on Alltoona. In accordance with General Sherman's instructions, I will move my entire command to Cartersville and unite with General Raum in attacking the enemy from Allatoona direct.

J. M. CORSE,

Brigadier-General.

ROME, October 4, 1864.

(Received 3 p. m.)

General RAUM:

I am expecting a train every moment. As soon as I can get ready will move 3,000 to 4,000 men.

J. M. CORSE,

Brigadier-General.

ROME, October 4, 1864.

(Received 3 p. m.)

General RAUM:

I will be with your as soon as I can get a train. Hold on and keep me advised hourly. The railroad will be in condition to move troops in an hour. Instruct all guards to destroy all bridges, except one we have to cross to reach Allatoona.

CORSE,

Brigadier-General.