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

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: By direction of Major-General Sherman you will move your command at once for Kingston, bringing with it your trains and 1,500 cattle. March until late to-night and aim to reach Kingston to-morrow. If on the march you overtake any column, get a road, if possible, to pass around it. The Army of the Cumberland will also move with similar orders as to marching and time.

I am, general, &c.,

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

CARTERSVILLE, [October] 10, 1864.

General HOWARD:

Please start right away and let your wagons and detachments follow.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

KENESAW MOUNTAIN, October 10, 1864 - 2. 30 p. m.

General SHERMAN:

My teams are out foraging seven miles. Have large parties at work on railroad. Can start at daylight to-morrow. Will that do?

HOWARD.

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

Major-General HOWARD,

Via Allatoona:

Very well. We will all move for Kingston and Rome early to-morrow morning.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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

(By signal from Allatoona.)

General HOWARD:

It is all-important that you should make a forced march to-night, and to-morrow reach Allatoona. Push on with rapidity will till you overtake us.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

OCTOBER 10 - 6. 10 p. m.

Push the Seventeenth Corps to Acworth at once. Headquarters, &c., can follow in the morning.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.