War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0494 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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Kentucky, having his base on the old Mobile and Ohio road. I have put Thomas in Tennessee and given him as many troops as he thinks necessary, but I don't want to leave it to chance, and therefore would like to have Smith's and Mower's DIVISIONS up the Tennessee River as soon as possible. Could you get them on board of boats at Booneville or higher up and let the boats run to Paducah where orders would meet them! I propose myself to push straight down into the heart of Georgia, smashing thinks generally.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Rome, Ga., October 29, 1864.

Major-General SLOCUM, Atlanta, Ga.:

I have sent the Fourth Corps (Stanley) back to Chattanooga, and must also send Schofield with the Twenty-THIRD. All recruits and conscripts for other four corps will come forward. Continue to prepare as before, and collect all the forage you can. hood has gone clear across to Decatur and the Alabamas road, and is threatening to enter Tennessee from that quarter. He has left the Blue Mountain and will depend on the Mobile and Ohio road.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CAV. CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 3.

Rome, Ga., October 29, 1864.

I. Brigadier-General Garrard will immediately organize his DIVISION into two brigades, and after furnishing what horses General Kilpatrick requires, mount the Second Brigade of the new organization. As soon as this duty is accomplished he will proceed to Nashville with the DIVISION, taking all horses unfit for field service, and gathering all dismounted men found along its route.

Upon his arrival at Nashville General Garrard will turn over the men and command of his DIVISION to Brig General Eli Long.

II. Brigadier General Eli Long will relieve, at Nashville, Tenn., Brig. General, K. Garrard from the command of the Second DIVISION, Cavalry Corps, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi.

Upon assuming command General Long will remain in Nashville for the purpose of collecting, remounting, and equipping the dismounted men of his DIVISION there.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Rome, Ga., October 29, 1864.

Brigadier-General WATKINS, Calhoun, Ga.:

Cannot you send over about Fairmount and Adairsville, burn ten or twelve houses of known secessionists, kill a few at random, and let them know that it will be repeated every time a train is fired on from Resace to Kingston!

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.