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fifteen to twenty days' forage in the country, and with a small amount on hand the animals could be kept along until vessels could return for a new supply.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Forwarded from Washington for General Sherman's information and received October 15.)

CITY POINT, October 13, 1864-9 p. m.

(Received 14th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

I think it will be advisable for General Thomas now to abandon all the railroad from Columbia to Decatur, thence to Stevenson. This will give him much additional force. Has any change of commander in Missouri been ordered? I do think Price could be driven out in a week with the right man after him.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(First part of dispatch, ending with the words "additional force," forwarded from Washington to Major-General Thomas.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 13, 1864-8. 30 p. m.

(Received 15th.)

Major-General SHERMAN:

You will see by General Grant's dispatch that your plans, are approved by him. You may count on the co-operation of this Department to the full extent of the power of the Government. Supplies will be forwarded with the utmost dispatch to the points indicated. Whatever results you have the confidence and support of the Government.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Rome, Ga., October 13, 1864.

(Received 2 p. m.)

General STANLEY:

March for Resaca at once, taking the road by McGuire's. I have word from Colonel Raum that he holds the place.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Rome, Ga., October 13, 1864.

Major-General STANLEY,

Commanding Army of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: General Sherman desires you to direct General Kilpatrick to guard our roads as well as possible with the force he had from Kingston to the Chattanoochee River, at the same time keeping up an