War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0244 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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gone north along the road, burning and destroying it as they go. All my cavalry will follow at daybreak to watch their movements. General Raum is satisfied Hood was here in person with two corps.

E. M. MCCOOK,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General MCCOOK:

Very well. Watch the enemy close. We will be there as soon as we can march. I expect all of Ransom's DIVISION to go up in cars from Adairsville to-night. If possible get some scouts to cross the mountains to Villanow and La Fayette to report to me on my arrival at Resaca the direction taken by Hood's trains. Are the ladies all safe?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

OCTOBER 13, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

Captain Burns, one of my staff officers, was on the spot she the bridge was laid. It has been taken up on the other side and General Hood took it with him; it was down a mile below Coosaville. I also had other parties five miles below.

GARRARD,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Rome, Ga., October 13, 1864.

General K. GARRARD,

Commanding Second DIVISION:

GENERAL: You will cross the Oostenaula with your command early to-morrow morning and march for Resaca, taking roads to the east of those upon which the armies will march. The Army of the Tennessee will be on the extreme right and march via Adairsville and Calhoun. The armies have already been put in motion. Your battery can join you on the route. The guns and prisoners captured will be turned over, the former to the ordnance officer, the latter to the provost-marshal of this post.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

P. S. -I will be with headquarters military DIVISION, or near there; keep up communication with me.

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General HOWARD:

I wish you would push one DIVISION (the nearest one) through to Adairsville at once, with orders to re-enforce Resaca. Cars will be at