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Adairsville to carry re-enforcements to Resaca. I want to save Resaca, and Geneal Raum having held it thus far I hope he will hold on. General McCook was within twelve miles with the other regiment you left at Kingston. General Raum had taken once. I am not sure Generals Raum and McCook took the identical regiments you left at Kingston. The matter seems a little confused. General Cox is returning. Hood took his bridge with him.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General HOWARD:

Start at once for Resaca. I have word from General Raum that he still holds the place, but needs help. He says you did not leave a brigade at Kingston, in consequence of which he has not been re- enforced.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 136.

Near Rome, Ga., October 13, 1864.

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IV. This army will move at once to Resaca in the following order:

1. Brigadier-General Ransom, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will march on the direct road via Woodlands and Adairsville.

2. Major-General Osterhaus, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will follow the Seventeenth Army Corps, unless otherwise ordered.

3. The command will be in light marching order, no trains accompanying the main column, except ambulances, ordnance, and respective general headquarters. The supply train will remain in its present position. The cattle will be brought forward as heretofore directed.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD, HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 143.

Near Rome, Ga., October 13, 1864.

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IV. The corps will move at once in light marching order toward Resaca, Ga. ; only ambulance, ordnance, and headquarters trains will accompany the command. They will follow their respective DIVISIONS. Brigadier-General Hazen, commanding Second DIVISION, will fall in behind Seventeenth Army Corps, to be followed by First DIVISION, Brigadier-General Woods commanding. Artillery Brigade to follow First DIVISION. Brigadier-General Woods will detail one regiment as rear guard, to fall in behind trains, and one regiment to escort the brigade of artillery.

V. The corps will march promptly to-morrow at 7 a. m. in the following order: First, First DIVISION, Brigadier-General Woods commanding;