we can make. Don't order, but explain these my wishes and instructions. Major-General Thomas can act with the knowledge that this disposition of troops is made.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, October 13, 1864.
The within dispatch was received and read this day at 5 p. m. by Major-General Thomas.
ROBT. H. RAMSEY,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 89.
In the Field, Kingston, Ga., October 11, 1864.
The army will move to-morrow morning early on Rome, the Armies of the Ohio and Tennessee by the river road, and the Army of the Cumberland by a detour via Woodlands, all to reach Rome to-morrow night. Trains will be taken to Rome.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, October 11, 1864-6. 40 a. m.
Brigadier General W. P. CARLIN,
Commanding First DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:
General Baird will move in less than an hour with his ammunition, ambulance, and headquarters trains. The general commanding directs that you issue three days' rations and follow him without delay, taking the same trains in the rear of your DIVISION.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. C. MCCLURG,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Rome, Ga., October 11, 1864.
General W. T. SHERMAN, Kingston, Ga.:
I can hear nothing of Kilpatrick; will send Garrard to cross the Oostenaula and follows enemy; Watkins from Calhoun and Ninth Pennsylvania from Whiteside's, to learn the course the enemy will take.
W. L. ELLIOTT,
Chief of Cavalry.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Kingston, October 11, 1864.
General MCCOOK, Cartersville:
If you can get word to General Kilpatrick let him know that General Garrard is at Rome and Elliott on his way there. I have both his reports