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CARTERSVILLE, October 10, 1864.

General STANLEY:

I want you to get your command this side of the Etowah to-night, and come and see me. I will be near the telegraph office.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

ALLATOONA, October 10, 1864 - 5 p. m.

General SHERMAN:

The Fourth Corps will soon be here. I will get the army over to- night. Have sent to hurry Davis up. What news from Rome?

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Cartersville, October 10, 1864 - 5 p. m.

General STANLEY,

Allatoona:

Hood is all across the Coosa, and General Corps reports him, about 2 p. m., advancing in three columns, but since his telegrams are less alarming. I don't think Hood will attack Rome if we can reach Kingston by noon to-morrow, or if he does, he must cross to this side north of the Etowah, and we would have him at great advantage. He may mean to go up to La Fayette, &c., but where he will get his grub is a question. His whole movement is inexplicable to any common sense theory. At Kingston we will be in position to watch him better than anywhere else. I have ordered General Corse to hold Tome to the death, and am, therefore, bound in honor to hasten to his assistance.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Cartersville, Ga., October 10, 1864- 9 p. m.

Orders of the day for the Fourth Army Corps for to-morrow, October 11, 1864: The corps will march for Kingston by the direct road from Cartersville. The THIRD DIVISION will take the lead, followed by the First. The same order observed to-day in reference to the movement of headquarters, ordnance, and ambulance trains will be observed to-morrow. The corps will march at daylight.

By order of Major-General Stanley:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, Acworth, Ga., October 10, 1864- 1. 30 p. m.

Major-General DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions just received from Major-General Sherman, you will at once march for Kingston, moving on the direct road from your present position to Allatoona. You will take

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