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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., October 10, 1864.

Brigadier General M. D. LEGGETT,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that orders have been received from headquarters Military DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI for this army to move forward to Kingston. The army will probably not move before daylight to-morrow, but pending a decision from the general-in-chief you will please prepare accordingly.

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

W. BEDFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, No. 134.

Near Kenesaw Mountain, October 10, 1864.

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VII. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, this army will move to Kingston, Ga., in the following order, aiming to make that place to-morrow night:

1. Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will move his command immediately, marching as far as Acworth to-night.

2. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will, at daylight to-morrow morning move his command. The artillery of the corps will move by brigades, under command of their respective chiefs of artillery. The general supply train will follow the Seventeenth Army Corps. Lieutenant Colonel C. A. Morton, chief commissary of subsistence, will take 1,500 head of cattle for the use of the army. Headquarters and ordnance trains will go with their respective corps and DIVISIONS. One regiment from the Seventeenth Corps will form the rear guard for the supply trains. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett, upon the application of Colonel Morton, will detail a sufficient guard for the cattle.

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X. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will immediately move his command toward Kingston, following the Fifteenth Army Corps. The supply train and cattle will not move out until 4 o'clock in the morning.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CARTERSVILLE, October 10, 1864 - 9. 20 p. m.

General VANDEVER:

I have sent orders to General Howard to move rapidly forward for Kingston. The enemy has made his appearance at Rome. I want 1,500 of the cattle brought forward; the balance should be sent into Atlanta.

SHERMAN.