War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0243 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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Colonel Raum with 350 men to try to communicate; loaded up all the abandoned commissaries and brought three trains down here that are now ready to carry troops if you desire. I also placed garrisons I the abandoned block-houses on the road. Watkins left his horses on this side and crossed his men. Could not get the Rome operator, suppose he is asleep, and have to send this through by courier. Will send anything else that comes. I have made arrangements for couriers to come through.

E. M. MCCOOK,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General MCCOOK:

There is a brigade at Kingston belonging to General Ransom's DIVISION, Army of the Tennessee. Load it up and move up the road and hold some point as near Resaca as you can get. Repair telegraph and send me back word.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SIX MILES SOUTH OF CALHOUN, October 13, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

There was cannonading heard here in the direction of Resaca; I suppose from that that the garrison is not captured. I will push on to Resaca if possible, repair the road and line as we go. Will communicate from there.

E. M. MCCOOK,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General MCCOOK,

Resaca:

There is no necessity for trains going from Resaca to Cartersville for ammunition. There are trains at Cartersville which can bring up the ammunition. Give orders for the ammunition and Hughes will have the trains dispatched. I had ordered General Ransom's DIVISION to march for Adairsville, then to take cars, and we must avoid collision. Let Hughes move the train. Tell him what you want and he will have it done.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

Send this to Hughes and he can report it to General McCook. Road safe at Adairsville now.

RESACA, October 13, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I got those men into Resaca, and the railway and telegraph all right. I think all the enemy will have left here by dayLight, and that they have