it for the field. I have the honor to request that you will send to Nashville all mounted and dismounted men now under your command, ascot such as you have by higher authority been ordered or shall hereafter be ordered to retain, and all detachments of mounted or dismounted men passing through Chattanooga hereafter. The mounted men now have can report to Captain J. B. McIntyre, commanding Fourth, U. S. Cavalry, in charge of Cavalry Corps headquarters train. Captain McIntyre has orders to proceed to Nashville to report to me. I inclose for your information a copy* of Special Field Orders, Numbers 112, from headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi.
J. H. WILSON,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 3, 1864.
I want you to protect the road down to and including Cartersville. Prepare in a few days to withdraw into Chattanooga. Relieve General J. E. Smith's men, that they may join their DIVISION at Cartesville.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, Tenn., November 3, 1864-3. 30 p. m.
Have you any scouts toward Lawrenceburg? I wish you to look well in that direction also with cavalry. Keep Hood at Florence until Sunday and you will be all right, as Schofield's corps will be up at that time. I have heard from Croxton up to yesterday p. m. He reports the enemy still at Florence fortifying.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.
PULASKI, TENN., November 3, 1864.
Colonel Sipes, from Columbia, reports the rebels picketing the roads about Lawrenceburg, and citizens report to Hatch's scouts that the advance of Forrest's force is at that point. I have just sent one of Hatch's regiment to ascertain the facts. Whitaker arrived with two brigades this morning. The boats I sent for are much needed. I will report further this evening.
D. S. STANLEY,
* See p. 582.