War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0180 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. G. A. Chapter LI.

Search Civil War Official Records

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Near Morris' Hill Church, October 10, 1864.

Brigadier General K. GARRARD,

Commanding Second Cavalry DIVISION:

The general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 9 p. m. of October 9, 1864, and to inform you that General Sherman has gone to Allatoona, and any important information as to the enemy's movements from Cedartown will be forwarded by you direct to Allatoona.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JACOBS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Near Morris' Hill Church, October 10, 1864.

Brigadier General K. GARRARD, Commanding Second DIVISION:

GENERAL: The armies have been ordered to concentrate at Kingston; you will march for that place. It is probable the brigade over the Etowah near Kingston has been destroyed. If you ascertain such to be the fact, cross the river at Cartersville and communicate the information to General Kilpatrick. The inclosed order for General Kilpatrick have forwarded to him.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Near Morris' Hill Church, October 10, 1864.

Brigadier General J. KILPATRICK, Commanding THIRD Cavalry DIVISION:

You will proceed with your DIVISION to Kingston, Ga. General Garrard will ascertain if the brigade over the Etowah, near that place, has been destroyed; if so, his DIVISION and yours will cross the river at Cartersville. The enemy is crossing the Coosa below Rome.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

[OCTOBER 10, 1864. - For Kilpatrick to Elliott and Sherman, reporting skirmish near Van Wert, &c., see Part I, p. 729.]

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Cartersville, October 10, 1864 - 2. 15 p. m.

(Received 2. 40 p. m.)

General O. O. HOWARD, Kenesaw:

Move with your whole army forward to Kingston. Bring along 1,500 of the stock-cattle. Orders will also reach you from Captain Dayton.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

Operater at Allatoona will send an instrument down the road till he meets the wires, and send this message.