War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0124 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, near Pine Top, Ga., October 7, 1864 - 9. 15 p. m.

Major - General DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions received from Major - General Sherman, you will order one regiment, about 350 strong, from your command to report for duty tomorrow morning to Captain Swift, superintendent of railroad construction, at a point on the rialroad about two miles in front of Kenesaw where the enemy stopped destroying the road in this direction. Let the regiment be supplied with thre days' rations, and direct the men to take with them such axes as you can give them and their arms. As the regiment is to assist in rebuilding the railroad it will be well to select it with a view to its quanlifications for such work. A regiment from the Fourth Corps will report for lile duty.

By order of Major - General Stanley:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

LOST MOUNTAIN, October 7, 1864 - 11 a. m.

General SHERMAN:

I met at this point* - which fell back toward Dallas. See our cavalry passing through New Hope toward Dallas, skrinishing slightly. The only camp smole seen in southeast from Dallas, about fifteen miles from here. I will move on at once as directed.

A. BAIRD,

Brigadier - General.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 7, 1864 - 1. 30 p. m.

general BAIRD:

Don't go too far.

SHERMAN.

LOST MOUNTAIN, October 7, 1864.

General DAVIS:

My advance went as far as Abner's house, three miles and a half beyond Lost Mountain. Our cavalry is now near Dallas. Had sharp fighting New Hope, and a few artillery shots nearer to Dallas. Lee's and Stewart's corps were encamped near here for three days, and the last left yesterday for the DIVISION of Dallas. A brigade of cavalry passed here yesterday.

A. BAIRD,

(Forwarded to General Sherman.)

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kenesaw, October 7, 1864.

General SLOCUM,

Atlanta:

I was out all day yesterday, and from delelopments and what I could see and hear Allatoona is safe. The enemy were repulsed with a loss

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* Illegible.

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