ive manner, by fire or otherwise, all bridges, foundries, shops of all kinds and description, barracks, warehouses, and buildings especially adapted to armed use, lumber or timber, as also all cars off the track, or material that cannot be removed, and then remove your command, via Kingston and Allatoona, to Marietta, and report to General Howard, commanding Army of the Tennessee.
I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 4, 1864.
Brigadier General J. M. CORSE,
You will have most likely two days to complete the payment of troops. Do you require hospital train to remove your sick and wounded? The general wishes you to reconnoiter with cavalry well down to Cedar Springs to learn if the enemy has watched Howard's movement for the Chattanoochee; also a party out about our old camp to ascertain if any considerable force has been back in that vicinity, and where gone to. Beauregard is about Florence, fortifying and laying still. Two of the transports captured on the Tennessee were burned; one has been recaptured, and the other and the gun-boat chases down the river toward a fleet coming up, and will be destroyed or retaken. No other news.
L. M. DAYTON,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Lost Mountain, November 4, 1864.
Commanding Seventeenth Corps:
GENERAL: I have had the roads reconnoitered and find the best and shortest to be to go two miles toward Powder Springs, and take a left fork, and then go straight to Kolb's farm, and thence straight to Smyrna Camp-Ground by the road your corps came over on its way north. Captain Duncan, of my staff, will guide.
O. O. HOWARD,
P. S. -I will send my headquarters train by the way of Marietta.
O. O. H.,
HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 273.
Near Lost Mountain, Ga., November 4, 1864.
This command will move to-morrow as follows:
1. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett, commanding THIRD DIVISION, will have the advance and will move his command promptly at 8 a. m. on the direct road to Powder Springs.
2. The Fourth DIVISION, Brigadier General Giles A. Smith commanding, will follow the THIRD DIVISION.