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

OFFICER IN CHARGE OF CATTLE AT ALLATOONA:

You may drive the cattle of Kenesaw.

SHERMAN.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH CORPS, No. 249.

In the Field, Ga., October 8, 1864.

In order to carry out the movements indicated in Special Field Orders, No. 132, extract V, headquarters Department and Army of the Tennessee, the following dispositions will be made:

1. Brigadier General W. W. Belknap, commanding Fourth DIVISION, will have the advance, and will move his command at daylight on the direct road to Marietta and to the north of Kenesaw Mountain.

2. The First DIVISION, Brigadier General J. W. Fuller commanding, will follow immediately in rear of the Fourth DIVISION.

3. The THIRD DIVISION, Brigadier General M. D. Leggett commanding, will follow well closed up on the First DIVISION.

4. The supply train will follow in rear of the corps, subject to the orders of Lieutenant-Colonel Joel, chief quartermaster.

The positions to be occupied by the respective DIVISIONS will be communicated hereafter.

By command of Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom:

A. J. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ALLATOONA, October 8, 1864 - 4. 30 p. m.

General SHERMAN:

Am here in advance of column. Will hold them this side the creek unless you wish them to go farther.

COX,

Brigadier-General.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 8, 1864 - 5. 15 p. m.

General COX:

Hood has moved from Dallas to Cedartown. Collect your camps this side of Allatoona and inquire of all the posts the news and let me know. When I shall move I will order further. All our army moves that way.

SHERMAN.

ALLATOONA, October 8, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

At 8 o'clock last night Rome telegraphed: "Nothing new. " Soon after the line creased working. Not working yet.

COX,

General.

NASHVILLE, October 8, 1864. - 12. 30 p. m.

Hon. SECRETARY OF WAR and

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have not heard direct from General Sherman, but General Corse at Allatoona informs me that Sherman is at Kenesaw repairing the railroad