KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-11. 15 a. m.
No news by signal from Allatoona. Heavy firing, indicating an assault and repuse. Occasional shots now, but too smoky to see signals. Can see the fields about Lost Mountain. No large force of rebels there. Can see Kilpatrick's cavalry massed in a big field this side, but no skirmishing.
W. T. SHERMAN,
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-12 m.
Have you any news from Davis?
HEADQUARTERMS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Jack's House, quarter mile from Pine Mountain,
October 5, 1864-12. 30 p. m.
Major-General SHERMAN, Kenesaw Mountain:
General Kilpatrick says Hardee's corps is moving from Powder Springs to Lost Mountain. Lee and Stewart are between Lost Mountain and the railroad. Will halt head of column here, and send a brigade on reconnaissance to Pine Top.
D. S. STANLEY,
JACK'S HOUSE, GA., October 5, 1864-1. 35 p. m.
General SHERMAN, Kenesaw Mountain:
I sent Captain Steele, aide-de-camp, to put General Davis in position. Have not heard from him. Shall I put two DIVISION at Pine Top, and how long shall they stay?
D. S. STATNLEY,
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864.
(Received per signal 2. 30 p. m.)
Can see the fields about Lost Mountain; no large force of rebels there. Can see Kilpatrick's cavalry massing in a big field this side, but no skirmishing. Let your right occupy Pine Hill and your left connect with Davis. Cox will be on your rights. Throw forward pickets on the Sandtown road. Take strong position and hold it.