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KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864-10 a. m.

General VANDEVER:

A large force of the enemy is hard at work burning the railroad both sides Big Shanty.

FISH,

Signal Officer.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864-2 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Allatoona:

Sherman is moving in force. Hold out.

VANDEVER,

General.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864-3 p. m.

ALLATOONA:

Have you communication by telegraph north?

VANDEVER,

General.

ALLATOONA, October 4, 1864-3. 45 p. m.

General VANDEVER:

Yes; work as far as Kingston and Rome. The bridge at Resaca gone. Wheeler at Tilton yesterday after drove of cattle. Has partly destroyed track and wires.

OPERATOR.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864-5. 25 p. m.

General VANDEVER:

The rear guard of cavalry is moving off on Acworth road.

FISH,

Signal Officer.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 4, 1864-6. 30 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Allatoona:

General Sherman says hold fast. We are coming.

VANDEVER,

General.

NASHWILLE, October 4, 1864-6. 30 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Allatoona:

General Sherman says hold fast. We are coming.

VANDEVER,

General.

NASHVILLE, October 4, 1864-8. 30 p. m.

(Received 5th.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point:

I reached this place yesterday p. m., having been ordered here by General Sherman to organize the troops in this district to drive Forrest from our lines of communication, whilst he, with the main army, watched the movements of the main rebel army in the vicinity of Atlanta. While at Chattanooga I succeeded in getting General Morgan's DIVISION, of the Fourteenth Army Corps, as far as Athens on the 2nd instant,