HDQRS. FIRST CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Cartersville, Ga., October 6, 1864 - 9 p. m.
Can you fill this request without starving you horses? Return this papers, with an indorsement. Answer.
By command, &c.:
R. LE ROY,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant - General.
If you can fill this, this will be sufficient.
HEADQUARTERS SSECOND BRIGADE,
October 6, 1864.
CAPTAIN: Will send thirty men, as within requested, at 3 a. m. tomorrow.
H. P. LAMSON,
Lieutenant - Colonel, Commanding.
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Cartersville, October 6, 1864.
Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK:
GENERAL: I learn from General Corse that General Sherman is moving toward Burnt Hickory. I have telegraphed to General Smith to bring all his available troops to this place. If General Sherman corners Hood in some of the bends of the Etowah we may be able to assist inpulverizing him.
G. B. RAUM,
Brevet Brigadier - General.
N. B. - Captain Simpson scounted four miles beyond Pumpkin bridge toward Stilesborough, and found no enemy; he is just in.
G. B. R.
HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Burnt Hickory and Marietta Road, October 6, 1864.
Brigadier General K. GARRARD,
Commanding Second DIVISION Cavalry, Dept of the Cumberland:
GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you proceed early tomorrow morning with you DIVISION to New Hope Church for the purpose of ascertaining the route taken by the enemy, and send back information as soon as possible. You will probably be able to communicate by signal from Lost Mountain, but let your messenger be assured of this. 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,
Captains and Assistant Adjutant - General.