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Should you overtake the rear of the enemy harass him as much as possible. Leave courier at signal station at Lost Mountain to communicate with you.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JACOBS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV. CAV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Darby-Stand, three miles from Lost Mountain,

Intersection of Sandtown Road with Dallas and

Marieta Road, October 5, 1864-9. 10 a. m.

Captain J. E. JACOBS,

Assistant Adjutant-General to Chief of Cavalry:

CAPTAIN: General Ross, with about 400 men, passed up the Sandtown road one hour in advance of me. He has taken the Dallas road toward Lost Mountain. My advance has overtaken and is now skirmishing with his rear guard or his pickets. I have left a picket on the Sandtown road.

J. KILPATRICK,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THRID CAVALRY DIVISION,

October 5, 1864-10. 20 a. m.

Brigadier-General ELLIOTT:

GENERAL: Rebel infantry met Ross two miles this side of Lost Mountain. I will hold this position till you come up. I send you a rebel from Lee's corps. From what I can learn, Stewart is on railroad, Lee has, center, and Hardee right, near Powder Springs.

Very respectfully,

J. KILPATRICK,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Marietta and Dallas Road, October 5, 1864.

Brigadier General J. KILPATRICK, Commanding THIRD Cavalry DIVISION:

You will with your DIVISION march for Kilb's farm, scouting in the direction of Powder Springs. General Howard's army marched this morning from Smyrna Camp-Ground for Kolb's farm. The latter is WEST from the railroad at Neal Down Station and south from Big Shanty, about five miles from former and ten miles from latter. I will be with the Second Cavlary DIVISION on this road or in direction of Allatoona.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Marietta and Dallas Road, October 5, 1864.

Brigadier General J. KILPATRICK, Commanding THIRD Cavalry DIVISION:

The general commanding directs that on following the command you leave a regiment to hold the Dallas and Marietta road.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JACOBS,

Captain and Asstant Adjutant-General.