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to your telegram of to-day. I have now only the provost guard and the men on duty with General Easton. I feel safe if I can have cavalry to scout the country, but if this leaves me there is some danger of dash being made into the city, which would result in the loss of our stores. Shall I bring back the troops, or can the cavalry remain?

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

Major-General SLOCUM,

Atlanta, Ga.:

The cavalry will remain at Atlanta, and General Kilpatrick has been ordered to reorganize it without bringing it away.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Atlanta, Ga., November 5, 1864.

This command will move to-day in the following order: THIRD DIVISION at 1 p. m., Second DIVISION at 2 p. m., First DIVISION at 3 p. m.

The troops on duty in the city and artillery will remain until further orders; trains and ambulances will follow the DIVISION to which they belong. The command will move on the McDonaugh road and encamp within three miles of the city. A staff officer from each DIVISION will report to Colonel Asmussen at once, who will select suitable camping for the DIVISION.

By command of Major-General Slocum:

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Atlanta, Ga., November 5, 1864.

Colonel F. C. SMITH,

Chattahochee Bridge:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you concentrate your command at once and march all of your brigade to- morrow morning early to join your DIVISION, except one regiment, which will be left at the railroad bridge.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, November 5, 1864.

Colonel SMITH:

The major-general directs that you remain at the bridge with your brigade until further orders.

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.