War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0207 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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CARTERSVILLE, October 11, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

I am here. The rear of the infantry of the Fifteenth Corps has passed.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

CARTERSVILLE, October 11, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

Shall I still push on to Rome, or halt at Kingston?

O. O. HOWARD.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, October 11, 1864-11 a. m.

General HOWARD:

All quiet at Rome and General Corse still in doubt as to the enemy's whereabouts. Come to a point about two miles east of Kingston, where there is beautiful pasturage and some corn-fields, and mass your command and await orders. In person come to Kingston.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Allatoona, October 11, 1864.

Brigadier General W. B. HAZEN,

Commanding Second DIVISION:

GENERAL: You will detail from your command one brigade of infantry, to proceed without delay to Allatoona, there to embark on train now awaiting them, with orders to proceed without delay to Rome, Ga. Upon arriving there the commanding officer will report to Brigadier General J. M. Corse, commanding Fourth DIVISION, for duty.

By order of Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus:

FREDK. WHITEHEAD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KINGSTON, October 11, 1864.

General John E. SMITH:

Look to the condition of your trains, for I may pick up your DIVISION entire, and make a move on a larger scale than my Meridian trip. I think Hood has gone, or will go, to Blue Mountain. Don't accumulate much baggage or provisions at your posts; as a rule, keep on hand only what you can haul.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

KINGSTON, October 11, 1864. -11. 30 p. m.

General John E. SMITH,

Cartersville:

I understand there are over a million of rations of bread and some sugar, coffee, &c., at Allatoona. During this fracas run all but twenty