War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0130 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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[Second indorsement.]

Referred to General Elliott.

Have you anything from Garrard as to the directions taken by Hood's army? has be has any men over to Burnt Hickory?

SHERMAN.

[THIRD indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS,

October 8, 1864.

I have nothing from General Garrard since his report from New Hope Church sent you last night.

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier - General, &c.

I sent at 10 o'clock last night to General G. informing him what the general commanding wished to know.

W. L. E.

Brigadier - General.

NEAR KOLB'S FARM, GA., October 7, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military DIVISION of the Mississippi:

At 11 a. m. Kilpatrick says he is at Powder Springs. The enemy left last evening in the direction of Dallas. He is marching for Pumpkin Vine and roads south of Dallas. He says forage is abundant on this isde of Noyes' Creek. The infantry is instructed to push toward Dallas.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major - General.

P. S. - I have sent two regiments of infantry from my extreme left to Mitchell's Cross Roads, Captain Reese conducting them.

OCTOBER 7, 1864 - 5 p. m.

General SHERMAN:

I found cavalry four miles beyond Powder Springs. I have ordered my command in. Shall I move at daylight? The cavalry were intrenched.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major - General.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 7, 1864.

General HOWARD:

Do not move until further orders, I await further information from our cavalry.

SHERMAN.