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his command this morning say he is going to Blue Mountain. Jackson's DIVISION was at Lewisville this morning, going to railroad near Reseca.

GEO. E. SPENCER,

Colonel, Commanding.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 6, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Lieutenant FISH:

Ask Allatoona for news.

BACHTELL,

Chief Signal Officer.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 6, 1864.

ALLATOONA:

How is Corse? What news?

DAYTON,

Aide - de - Camp.

ALLATOONA, GA., October 6, 1864 - 2 p. m.

(Received 3,15 p. m.)

Captain L. M. DAYTON, Aide - de - Camp:

I am short a cheek bone and one car, but am able to whip all hell yet. My losses are very heavy. A force moving from Stilesborough on Kingston gives me some anxicty. Tell me where Sherman is.

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brigadier - General.

ALLATOONA, October 6, 1864 - 2. 30 p. m.

SIGNAL OFFICER ON MOUNTAIN:

Where is General Sherman? Have you any news from him?

CORSE.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 6, 1864 - 3 p. m.

General CORSE:

Am reconnoitering toward Burnt Hickory and Lost Mountain. Are you wounded? It all is right at Allatoona I want you back at Rome.

SHERMAN.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kenesaw, October 6, 1864.

General CORSE, Allatoona:

Am just in. Am very sorry at you wound; but all is right with you. If possible, keep the enemy off your lines, and let me know at once what force you have and what is at Kingston and Rome; also signal some account of your fight. Hood has retreated to Dallas.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major - General, Commanding.

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