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broke eight miles of road at Big Shanty and about fifteen from Resaca to the tunnel. The break at Big Shanty is repaired, but the other will take some time. I have now taken position where I don't care which way he moves. I think the rebels will now go back south.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Snake Creek Gap, October 16, 1864.

General WHITAKER:

The Fourth Corps will march in rear of the Fourteenth to-day. The THIRD DIVISION will lead, and First DIVISION follow; then headquarters trains, then ambulances and hospital trains, then ammunition trains. As soon as the Fourteenth passes, move out in order mentioned above. By command of Major-General Stanley:

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Wood.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Snake Creek Gap, October 16, 1864.

General DAVIS:

GENERAL: Your corps will move in advance to-day. As soon as the men have got coffee march for Ship's Gap, then follow the Army of the Tennessee.

By order of General Stanley:

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Ship's Gap, October 16, 1864.

General DAVIS:

Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you go into camp and have your rations brought forward at once and issued.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Shirp's Gap, Ga., October 16, 1864.

General SLOCUM:

I have been forced to come here. We carried the gap this morning, and now can move in any direction. I think Hood will return south, and as soon as I get our trains up I shall follow him. I have ordered the road to be repaired, and shall move so as to prevent his swinging in about Atlanta. I think will leave you in Atlanta and will swing

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