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KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-3 p. m.

Lieutenant BURTON:

General BURTON:

General Sherman wishes you to send him intelligence of the Army of the Ohio as soon as possible. Send here.

FISH,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

MARIETTA, October 5, 1864-3. 30 p. m.

SHERMAN:

General Cox passed through half an hour ago. Troops in sight.

BURTON,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-5. 45 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I am here with one DIVISION; other DIVISION on the road waiting orders.

COX.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 5, 1864-8 p. m.

Lieutenant BURTON:

Sherman wishes you to go to the telegraph office for dispatches, and signal by way of Kenesaw Mountain what comes for him.

BACHTELL,

Signal Officer.

SMYRNA CAMP-GROUND, October 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General COOPER,

Commanding Second DIVISION:

SIR: The THIRD DIVISION is marching along the railroad to Marietta, and I am very anxious that the trains should reach there also at an early hour. If you have to crossed the railroad when this reaches you, you may put your whole command on the railroad excet one regiment for a rear guard for the trains to follow by the common road. A corps has been stationed at Ruff's Mill (between here and the Sandtown road) to cover this road, which makes it safe. I will either meet you at Marietta or leave orders for you. Try to prevent all straggling and do not hurry your men too much.

Yours,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 5, 1864-12 midnight.

(Received 6th.)

Major T. T. ECKERT:

Battle to-day between General Corse's DIVISION and force of rebel infantry at Allatoon, in which we lost 100 killed and 200 wounded, but drove the enemy away from the railroad toward Dallas. Resaca bridge