steamer suited for that service, as we have very few here that will answer. I am collecting supplies at Pensacola to meet the wants of your army, if you should come in at any point on the Gulf.
E. R. S. CANBY,
Major - General.
WAR DEPT., ADJUT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 333.
Washington, October 5, 1864.
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30. By direction of the President, Bvt. Major General James H. Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty according to his brevet rank, in the armies now serving undder Major - General Sherman, U. S. Army.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant - General.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRSS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 85.
In the Field, Kenesaw Mt., October 6, 1864.
I. Major - General Stanley, Army of the Cumberland, will occupy a strong defensive position across the Marietta and Burnt Hickory and Marietta and Dallas roads, its right near Pine Hill and left behind Noyes' Creek.
II. Major - General Howard, Army of the Tennessee, will join on the left of General Stanley and make a line covering the Powder Springs road and the cavalry on that flank. General Kilpatric will prevent any enemy from reaching the railroad below Marietta.
III. Brigadier - General Cox, Army of the Ohio, will move out on the Burnt Hickory road, via Pine Hill and Mount Olivet Church, WEST until the strikes the road by which the enemy have moved on Allatoona. He will have his columns ready for a fight, but now deployed. He will park his wagons near Kenesaw.
IV. General Elliott will send cavalry today to Big Shanty, Acworth, and Allatoona, and bring back official reports.
V. The utmost attention must be given to the grazing of animals, parking wagons, and economizing rations.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
Aide - de - Camp.
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Pine Top, October 6, 1864 - 2 p. m.
Major - General SHERMAN,
GENERAL: A deserter just in from Stewart's corps. He left Stewart's corps thiss morning. It was marching past Lost Mountain, going southwest, except one DIVISION - French's - which attacked Allatoona yesterday and was reported to have been repules. He don't know where the rest of Hood's army is, but says he heard that it wass at Lost Mountain yesterday when they started back from the railroad. He