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your trains, but leave the regiment working on the railroad. Try and cross the Etowah River to-night. Kingston must be reached to- morrow. Whichever corps reaches the Allatoona Pass first will first pass through. If you overtake any column on the road, find some side road, so that you may pass around it.

By order of Major-General Stanley:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, Cartersville, October 10, 1864-9 p. m.

Major-General DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: This army will march at daylight to-morrow for Kingston. The Fourth Corps having arrived in camp, will, in the morning, have more rest, will take the lead. The Fourteenth Corps will follow. Trains will follow in the same order in which the corps march.

By order of Major-General Stanley:


Assistant Adjutant-General.



Near Morri's Hill Church, No. 9.

October 10, 1864.

The troops and trains of the corps will move with the least possible delay upon the receipt of this order, in the following order:

General Baird will move his DIVISION upon the main road from his present position toward Allatoona.

General Carlin will move his DIVISION in the rear of General Baird, leaving one regiment to encamp at and picket the cross-roads near Morris' Hill Church to-night, in order to protect the rear of the trains. The regiment at work on the railroad will be left.

The ambulance, ammunition, and headquarters trains will move immediately in the rear of their respective DIVISIONS.

The general supply trains of the corps will move in the rear of the column.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:


Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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

General SLOCUM,


I have no objection to your sending a strong force, going toward the south. There is some forage on South River southeast of Atlanta. At least a DIVISION should go, and a hundred wagons will be enough to risk. Hood is crossing the Coosa, twelve miles below Rome, and I cannot yet make out it he intends to go over to the Tennessee or to turn up toward Chattanooga. Nothing from Virginia in.


Major-General, Commanding.