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can re-enforce Thomas and enable him to hold Tennessee I will soon make Hood let go, for when I get my sick and wounded to the rear I will start for Macon. The railroad is now done.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., October 28, 1864-10. 15 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Your dispatch received. General Halleck says, in a dispatch of to- day, General Grant thinks I can and ought to send you re- enforcements. I have looked upon General A. J. Smith's command as a loan from you. They are now near Kansas border, and will march toward Saint Louis with all practicable speed, scouring the country. They will be provided with everything needful, and sent to you as soon as they can reach the Mississippi. I have no cavalry available. I would like very much to know your exact wants and situation.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., October 28, 1864-10. 30 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I forgot to say that Winslow's cavalry, that came with General Mower, will be sent to Memphis as soon as it can be done. It is now on the Kansas border, has had a hard campaign, and must be re- mounted, which will be done as speedily as possible.

W. S ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Gaylesville, Ala., October 28, 1864.

Colonel BECKWITH,

Atlanta, Ga.:

You may reduce your estimates to 50,000 men to go south. I will have to send the Army for the Ohio back also. Rush things. The enemy has made his appearance at Decatur, Ala.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Similar to Colonel Easton.)

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 108.

In the Field, near Gaylesville, Ala. October 28, 1864.

The armies will move to-morrow on Rome, as follows, commencing the movement this evening, so as to reach their designated points to- morrow:

I. The Army of the Ohio will cross the Coosa at Cedartown and move by the most direct route to Rome.

II. The Army oft the Tennessee will also cross the Coosa at Cedartown and move to Vann's Valley. The cavalry of General Garrard will follow the Army of the Tennessee and act in concert with it.