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if there is any road turning off between the head of my column and McGuire's for Woodland. If so, will take it.

So far there has been nothing but cavalry in our front to-day.

Yours, respectfully,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, In Field, near McGuire's, May 17, 1864-6.45 p. M.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: From the best information I can gather there is no road direct from McGuire's to Kingston through Woodland. The people here in going to Kingston go by the way of Adarisville, which is the shortest, or else go down much farther toward Rome, and then turn square off to the east. I inclose a rough sketch* giving the position of my troops. Please inform me by return courier whether I shall continue down toward Rome any farther in search of a road to Kingston, or come in toward Adairsville. I shall pursue the latter course in the absence of any instructions. I am so far from the center now that I cannot tell whether a battle or skirmish is going on, and cannot tell exactly what to do.+

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

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SPECIAL

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, FIELD ORDERS

Camp on Two-Run Creek, Ga., No. 139.

May 20, 1864.

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VII. The Fourteenth Regiment Michigan Volunteers will march to the front without delay and join its brigade in the field. Major-General Rousseau will relieve the officers belonging to the regiment on duty within his district and direct them to join their regiment.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUBERLAND, No. 141.

Two-Run Creek, ga., May 22, 1864.

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XVII. Colonel Stokes, commanding Fifth Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, will report by letter to Major General L. H. Rousseau, commanding district of Nashville, for duty on the line of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Not found.

+For reply, see Sheerman to McPherson, VOL. XXXVIII, Part IV, p.228.

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