War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0642 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 5, 1864.

General EASTON, Atlanta, Ga.:

The following dispatch furnished for your information:

CHATTANOOGA, November 4, 1864.

General SHERMAN:

By 12 noon to-morrow there will be on the route to Atlanta and in that place 370 freight-cars, 2 hospital trains, and 2 wrecking trains loaded with every freight that has been ordered. There will be 100 cars in to-night, which can be returned to-morrow, if wanted. The storms have interfered very materially with the running of trains. I will come down to-morrow.

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

Please confer with Colonel Beckwith, and let him know when you have everything ready.

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF TB E MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 5, 1864.

G. F. TINDALL,

General Agent, Chattanooga:

Use any trains at Chattanooga to forward those troops at once.

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 5, 1864.

Major-General SLOCUM, Atlanta, Ga.:

Load your trains and prepare your command at once for the march, and move it out on the McDonough road some two miles and await your orders for the final move. You will leave your provost guard and such details as General Easton and Colonel Beckwith may wish.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

ATLANTA, November 5, 1864-9 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Kilpatrick has ordered Garrard's cavalry to Marietta. If the cavalry leaves here I think my corps should be brought back within the fortifications. It has been moved on the McDonaugh road in obedience.