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CARTERSVILLE, October 23, 1864.

Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Nashville:

Am guarding the country in direction of Cedartown, Cave Spring, headquarters near Van Wert. Jackson has four brigades of cavalry at Cedartown. I have but very few men to prevent any attack on the road. Cannot the Ninth Pennsylvania or Fifth Iowa Cavalry be sent at once to join me? I telegraph to you direct as I cannot learn anything of General Elliott.

J. KILPATRICK,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 23, 1864.

(Received 5 p. m.)

General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

I am here, by order of General Sherman, to hurry the repair of the road from here to Atlanta. I have just returned from the break; with present prospects, the work will be done on Thursday, the 27th instant.

L. C. EASTON,

Chief Quartermaster.

CHATTANOOGA, October 23, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

I expect now to have the railroad completed on Thursday next. We are much annoyed by guerrillas. I have lost 50 or 60 men, one train of iron, and nearly all our oxen.

W. W. WRIGHT,

Chief Engineer.

NASHVILLE, October 23, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga:

The Sixty-eighth Indiana went down to bridgeport on the 20th instant and the Eighth Kentucky went yesterday morning.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, October 23, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,

Huntsville, Ala.:

The Twenty-ninth Regiment Michigan Volunteers has been ordered to report to you for duty. I wish you to send out reliable scouts and ascertain the truth of the reports of Forrest's being near Florence and of Dick Taylor's presence at Bear Creek. Notify General Croxton of my wishes for reliable information.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.