KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-9 p. m.
Colonel Taylor, superintendent of railroads, wishes to know if you will permit him to take railroad iron from any of the railroads south and east from Atlanta, for the purpose of repairing break between Big Shanty and Allatoona. He is here short of rails. Please also take into consideration the removal of rails from the Cleveland and Dalton branch. Colonel Taylor will probably require twelve miles of rains above what he now has.
PINE HILL, October 5, 1864.
Fifteen degrees south of WEST and four miles distant a column of rebel cavalry is moving in direction of Lost Mountain. Flook reported twenty ambulances with the cavalry.
Lieutenant and Signal Officer.
PINE TOP, October 5, 1864-7. 15 p. m.
Rebel camp-fires on Lost Mountain and extending about one mile in a southwesterly direction from here.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 84. In the Field, Kenesaw, October 5, 1864.
During the absence of the regular army commanders and the present operations of the army the senior officer present with each army will command it, viz, Major General D. S. Stanley will command the Army of the Cumberland and Brigadier General J. D. Cox the Army of the Ohio.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-11 a. m.
Have you any news from Allatoona?
ALATOONA, October 5, 1864.
General Corse is here with one brigade. Where is General Sherman?