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west, but may aim for Whitesburg or Gunter's. I rather think he is aiming to unite with Forrest over on the Mobile and Ohio road, about Tuscumbia, Ala., yet he should be prevented from crossing the Tennessee River anywhere above Muscle Shoals. I may also look for a boat about Guntersville.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Allatoona, October 10, 1864.

Major-General STANLEY,

Commanding Army of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: By direction of Major-General Sherman you will move your command with trains, but leaving the details working on the railroad, at once for Kingston. You will keep marching well into the night and aim to reach Kingston to-morrow, and if you overtake any column find some side road, so as to enable you to pass around. The Army of the Tennessee will move close in you, with similar orders as to marching and time.

I am, general, with respect, your obedient servant,

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

CARTERSVILLE, October 10, 1864.

(Received 2. 14 p. m.)

General STANLEY:

General Corse reports the enemy moving up the WEST bank of the Coosa to attack Rome, but I think it is not his intention to attack that place.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

ACWORTH, October 10, 1864 - 2. 45 p. m.

General SHERMAN:

I will be on the road in a few minutes. Will try and cross the river to-night.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Cartersville, October 10, 1864.

(Received 4. 45 p. m.)

General STANLEY,

Allatoona:

It is very important you should make all speed possible. March until the moon sets, and get this side of the Etowah, and to-morrow we must reach Rome if possible. In person reach Cartersville to- night.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.