HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
October 12, 1864-6. 30 p. m.
Commanding Cavalry, Department of the Cumberland:
GENERAL: I have driven the rebel cavalry between four and five miles beyond the river. They now have a strong position covering the Cedar Bluff and the Texas Valley roads. I am in camp about a mile and a quarter from the river, covering all roads leading to bridge.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Commanding DIVISION.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Kingston, October 12, 1864-6. 30 a. m.
GENERAL: In the movement of to-day you will, by order of General Sherman, leave one brigade at this place, subject to the orders of General J. E. Smith. On arriving at Rome the detached brigade there will join you.
I am, &c., yours,
L. M. DAYTON,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 135.
Near Kingston, Ga., October 12, 1864.
I. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, as contained in Special Field Orders, Numbers 89 (copy herewith inclosed*), this army will move toward Rome, Ga., as follows:
1. Major-General Osterhaus will move his command at 8 o'clock this a. m. by the river road.
2. Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom, as already instructed, will move his command at dayLight, following the Fifteenth Corps, keeping clear, as far as possible, of trains.
The general supply train will follow on to Rome, and there await further orders.
The chief commissary will see that the cattle are brought forward promptly to Rome.
The artillery will move by brigades, as in march of yesterday.
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III. In accordance with directions from headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will detach one brigade of his First DIVISION (Fuller's), with instructions to remain at Kingston, Ga., subject to the orders of Brigadier General John E. Smith, commanding THIRD DIVISION, Fifteenth Army Corps.
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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
WM. T. CLARK,
*See p. 204.