The Seventeenth Corps will follow the Fifteenth Corps, moving at 7 o'clock, passing the rear of the Fifteenth Corps, if practicable, to the left and moving in ; a parallel column.
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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
WM. T. CLARK,
SHIP'S GAP, October 17, 1864.
(Received 1. 15 a. m. 18th.)
[General John E. SMITH?:]
We have headed the enemy off at La Fayette, and he has turned south through Alpine. We move on Summerville to-morrow. Send half a million rations of bread, coffee, and sugar to Rome from Allatoona. Notify Kilpatrick, who is out about Stilesborough, of our position and the movements of the enemy. Keep your men at the Allatoona Pass well emoployed in perfecting their fortifications.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS,
Resaca, Ga., October 17, 1864.
Captain L. M. DAYTON,
CAPTAIN: I have information that after crossing their artillery and trains the enemy left a pontoon bridge across the Coosa at Edwards' Ferry, thirty-two miles from Rome.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GREEN B. RAUM,
RESACA, October 17, 1864.
(Received 9. 30 a. m.)
Captain S. M. BUDLONG,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
General McCook not at Calhoun, nor has his wagon train arrived. If the general is at Cartersville have him order the train here for railroad repairs. Great delay will occur without at least 100 wagons.
GREEN B. RAUM,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Shirp's Gap, Ga., October 17, 1864.
We occupy Ship's Gap and La Fayette, and will move to-morrow on Summerville. General Garrard is sent to Dirt Town. I want you to show your cavalry and some infantry about Coosaville, and to keep up