CARTERSVILLE, October 10, 1864.
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,
ALLATOONA, October 10, 1864 - 5 p. m.
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,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Cartersville, October 10, 1864 - 5 p. m.
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,
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,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, Acworth, Ga., October 10, 1864- 1. 30 p. m.
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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