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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Cartersville, November 12, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville:

Dispatch [of 8. 30 a. m. to-day] received. All right.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, November 12, 1864 -11 a. m.

Rear-Admiral S. P. LEE,

Mound City, Ill.:

Your telegram of 9 p. m. [10th] is received. I shall be very glad if you can spare three iron-clads you mention and statio as you propose. I will notify you in ample time when I get ready to use the Tennessee River.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., November 12, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Met train with pontoon-boats for Columbia at Smyrna, twenty miles from Nashville, at 9 a. m.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 12, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga:

I start this morning. All this trains are here and will be dispatched north. As soon as the last one has passed Adairsville draw in the garrisons and begin the work prescribed in orders 115. Telegraph me to-nigh at Allatoona all information, and keep General Thomas well advised of your actions.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, November 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE:

Your dispatch received. I have ordered all troops of my command south of Resaca to come with the last trains to Resaca, leaving the railroad and telegraph line south undisturbed. At Resaca they are ordered to attend to loading all Government property, including pontoons, but not to disturb the railroad track or bridge until ordered. Unless their safety require their removal, they will remain at Resaca until the track can be removed this side.

Respectfully,

JAS. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.