lanta to a point 250 yards beyond the fourth mile post, in all about two miles and three-quarters of track. The ties have been burned and the rails bent and twisted so as to render them useless. Very respectfully,
ARIO PARDEE, JR.,
Colonel 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding.
CEDARTOWN, GA., November 1, 1864.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
Commanding Military DIVISION of the Mississippi:
We marched to this place by two good roads from Cave Spring. All nicely encamped. Hood took much, but there is plenty of corn and some pigs. My trains from Rome arrived in Vann's Valley Post-Office all right. Some of the enemy's cavalry, scouting and observing parties, hover about us.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
O. O. HOWARD,
[NOVEMBER 1, 1864. -For General Field Orders, Numbers 21, headquarters Department and Army of the Tennessee, announcing the death of General Ransom, see Part I, p. 733.]
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT, AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 154.
Cedartown, Ga., November 1, 1864.
IV. This army will continue its march to-morrow, as follows:
1. The Seventeenth Corps, Major-General Blair commanding, will move at 7 a. m. on the direct Van Wert road toward Dallas.
2. The Fifteenth Corps, Major-General Osterhaus commanding, will move at 7 a. m., proceeding on the Carrollton road six miles, and taking a left fork, will move toward Van Wert till the first practicable road to Dallasis reached; thence to Dallas, reaching that point day after to-morrow. On striking the Dallas road, as above indicated, General Osterhaus will communicate with the major- general commanding by courier.
3. The train of these headquarters will follow the ordnance train of the leading DIVISION of the Seventeenth Army Corps.
The entire supply train of the army, and cattle properly guarded, will follow the Seventeenth Corps on the direct road.
By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
SAML. L. TAGGART,
HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 247.
Atlanta, Ga., November 1, 1864.
III. The following-named batteries and detachments of artillery of this army will proceed forthwith to Nashville, Tenn., and report to