War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0131 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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OCTOBER 7, 1864 - 10 p. m.

(Received 10. 45 p. m.)

General SHERMAN:

General Kilpatrick, before getting to return, drove the enemy from the breast - works and was fighting them till dar, beyond Sweet Water. My infantry is twelve miles out and I doubt if it gets back tonight.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major - General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 131.

Kolb's Farm, Ga., October 7, 1864.

I. Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will have one DIVISION of his command in light marching order, without artillery, prepared to move at a moment's notice toward Dallas to support a cavalry reconnaissance under General Kilpatrick.

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V. This army, with its trains, will be prepared to move tomorrow morning; the route to be pursued and the precise time of marching will be hereafter indicated.

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IX. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, the contemplated movement of this army tomorrow morning is postponed until further orders, and preparations for so early a start need not therefore be made.

By order of Major General O. O Howar:

WM. L. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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

Major General P. JOSEPH OSTERHAUS,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

You will please send two regiments, under a reliable officer, obliquely to your left and front, for the purpose of reconnoitering and in order to cover a reconnaissance now being made on the Powder Springs road. Captain Reese, Engineer Department, will accompany the reconnaissance and point out the roads to be followed.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

W. BEDFORD,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

CARTERSVILLE, October 7, 1864 - 10 a. m.

(Via Allatoona.)

Colonel BECKWITH,

Chief Commissary of Substistence:

Eight thousand head of cattle here.

GREEN B. RAUM,

Brevet Brigadier - General.