War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0780 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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Battalions of artillery will follow their respective DIVISIONS. Brigade ordnance wagons will follow their respective brigades. DIVISION ordnance wagons will follow the artillery of their DIVISIONS.

Two days' rations of bread will be cooked at once and issued to the troops before moving. The balance of the rations on hand will be carried in the wagons.

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

J. W. RATCHFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To DIVISION commanders.)

DARK CORNER, October 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General IVERSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

General Hood directs me to inform you that he has positive information that Garrard's cavalry command has gone up the railroad and across the Etowah and that Kilpatrick's DIVISION is in your front. The general desires you to hold yourself in readiness to meet Kilpatrick should he advance against you. Call upon General Govan should you need assistance. General H. expects you to give him prompts and reliable information of all movements.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DARK CORNER, October 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General IVERSON,

Commanding Cavalry, Right Wing:

General Hood desires me to say that he thinks you had better bring Lewis' brigade farther to your left -that is, nearer to the WEST Point railroad, unless you have some information of the enemy's movements, which makes the present position of that command necessary. Our information here is that Kilpatrick is on this side of the Chattahoochee and Garrard's command has gone up the Chattanooga railroad. Should the enemy leave Atlanta to attack this army you must endeavor to destroy all stores the enemy may leave there.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DARK CORNER, October 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Commanding at WEST Point:

General Hood directs me to inform you that the army is now on the WEST side of the Chattahoochee River, near Brownsville, and our cavalry is above Powder Springs. The enemy may make some movement against WEST Point, in which event you will endeavor to defend the place with all the forces at your command and take the best care you can of our railroad transportation. Should such a movement as this be made by the enemy on a large scale this army will fall upon their rear. Brigadier-General Iverson, commanding a portion of our cavalry, with