HDQRS. THIRD CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Kolb's Farm, Ga., October 8, 1864.
Captain J. E. JACOBS,
Asst. Adjt. General, Cav., Command, Dept. of the Cumberland:
CAPTAIN: General Howard informs me that he moves with his command tomorrow morning; that I am to remain here until I receive further orders from General Elliott. I am encamped with my command on Kolb's farm.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier - General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding DIVISION.
Good foraging here for the present.
HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Near Acworth, Ga., October 8, 1864.
Brigadier General J. KILPATRICK,
Commanding THIRD Cavalry DIVISION:
You will proceed with your command to Pumpkin town, thence to Van Wert, to ascertain if the enemy goes to Blue Mountain or Oxford. Should he go toward the latter, you will remain between Dallas and Villa Rica. Should he go in the direction of Rome or the Etowah River you will march rapidly for Stilesborough and the Etowah bridge. The Second DIVISION is now in the vicinity of Dallas, watching the movements of the enemy. There is communication by courier from Dallas to this point. Send promptly any reliable information.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. L. ELLIOTT,
Brigadier - General and Chief of Staff.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 132.
Near Kolb's Farm, Ga., October 8, 1864.
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V. Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will immediately move his command through Marietta to the north of Kenesaw Mountian. Brigadier General T. E. Ransom, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will, at daylight tomorrow morming, move his command through Marietta to the north side of Kenesaw Mountain. The trains will follow their respective corps. The position to be occupied by the troops and trains will be indicated upon their arrival upon the ground. These headquarters will move at 4 p. m.
By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
WM. T. CLARK,
Assistant Adjutant - General.
CARTERSVILLE, October 8, 1864 - 10. 30 a. m.
Ludlow here. I will destroy bridges and keep my force at or near Kingston today and go to Rome tomorrow.