HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Near Gaylesville, Ala., October 22, 1864 - 7 p. m.
Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding suggests that you send your train to Rome to-morrow, via Price's Bridge and Chattanooga. More forage can be obtained on this route, and it is supposed that the Army of the Tennessee and the Twenty-THIRD Corps will send their trains by the direct road that leads from Gaylesville.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. S. FULLERTON,
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,
Atlanta, Ga., October 22, 1864.
Brigadier General A. S. WILLIAMS,
Commanding First DIVISION:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have one of your brigades in readiness to march at once with three days' rations. Call in the fatigue details. The general desires that the commanding officer of the brigade detailed will report at once to him for orders.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. W. PERKINS,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Little River, Ala., October 22, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have received General Sherman's communication of 11 p. m., October 21. In accordance with paragraph IV, Special Field Orders, Numbers 99, and verbal instructions from the general, the reconnaissance was made to King's Hill. Being a reconnaissance, the packs were left at camp on the river. The supply train and ammunition wagons are with those of the Army of the Cumberland. If it is desired that I should go to Gadsden or Will's Valley it will be necessary to bring up supplies required. Does the general wish me to push on to Gadsden to-day? If so, where will, the command cross the Coosa, should the army cross to the east side? The First Ohio, a small regiment, was with the train, and, being short of ammunition, was detailed for the courier-line. Order were sent to it. The messenger sent reported the regiment sent by some one to Rome as guard for a train. Another has been detailed.
W. L. ELLIOTT,