War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0712 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 9, 1864.

General EASTON, Atlanta, Ga.:

The general wants everything cleared up so that all railroad stock shall leave Atlanta on or before to-morrow night, and reach Kinston the following morning.

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 9, 1864.

General EASTON, Atlanta, Ga.:

The general does not wish to delay at all after this storm clears up, and there are indications of its doing so to-night. He wants everything ready as directed. Trains can be run to Cartersville and General Davis can haul from there his trains full. Say to Colonel Beckwith I will use all energy to get his stores to General Davis. Will let him know as soon as they arrive.

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 9, 1864.

Colonel BECKWITH, Atlanta, Ga.:

Five trains are reported having left Chattanooga at 3 o'clock to- day and I judge they contain all you have ordered; but if there is any doubt about you having enough bread and salt, order it at once to come through rapidly by special trains. We may delayed a couple of days by this rain, and our force may amount to 60,000 by the increase of recruits joined.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

KINGSTON, GA., November 9, 1864-10 p. m.

(Received 1 p. m. 10th.)

Brigadier General A. B. DYER, Chief of Ordnance:

The troops of the Military DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI are now divided into two armies. The one under General Thomas will be separated from this army, and cut off from all communication with it in a very short time. Captain Mordecai, as senior ordnance officer with that portion of the army, has been relieved from duty with the Department of the Ohio by General Sherman and ordered to report to General Thomas as senior or supervising ordnance officer. Lieutenant James W. Railey has been relieved from duty with the Army of the Tennessee, and ordered to report to Captain Mordecai for assignment to duty as chief of ordnance, Department of the Ohio. If General Thomas retains command of the Army of the Cumberland, Captain S. C. Lyford might be relieved altogether, or else sent to the Army of the Ohio in Lieutenant Reilly's place, and Captain Mordecai could perform the duties of chief of ordnance, Department of the Cumberland. In order that the department may furnish the proper kind of ammunition for troops operating under