PINE TOP, October 5, 1864-3. 10 p. m.
I am on Pine Top. Occupied it an hour ago. I saw our cavalry about two miles in advance at Kemp's Mill.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, near Marietta, October 5, 1864.
General D. S. STANLEY:
I want to control the Sandtown road back to Allatoona, and, therefore, I want the right at Pine Top. Please select a line with that view, and send a staff officer to conduct General Davis to his position to-night. Let your line pursue a southeast course on the best ground you can find, using an old rebel parapet, if possible. Connect with General Howard, or rather General Howard will be instructed to connect with you.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQURTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., October 5, 1864.
The corps will march at 7. 45 a. m. in the following order: First, the First DIVISION, right in front, with one battery, without caissons, with ten abmulances and five ammunition wagons. Next, the THIRD DIVISION, left in front, with ten ambulances and five ammunition wagons. No other wagons will be taken, the object of the move being to make a demonstration on Pine Top Mountain.
I am, your obedient servant,
WM. H. SINCLAIR,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Same to General Wood and Captain Bridges.)
HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 42. Atlanta, Ga., October 5, 1864.
I. Colonel Carman will take position with his brigade from the Marietta raod to the Sandtown road, occupying the promited points, especially in the vicinity of the earth-works.
II. Colonel Robinson will send a regiment of his brigade to the works on Peach Tree Creek or Buck Head road, one wing of the regiment to encamp in the vicinity of the earth-works on Buck Head road, and the other wing in the vicinity of the works the ravine toward the Marietta works.
III. Colonel Packer, commanding First Brigade, will send a detachment of five companies to support each of the two batteriess on the left of the Decatur road. They will take their shelter-tents and encamp near the batteries. Small guards will be left in the olf camps.