there can be no peace, no safety, no honor, no property in our hiterto peaceful land, and until then all who are able and deserve to live and share the fruits of such a government must fight for it.
I am, &c.,
W. T. SHERMAN,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO, No. 33.
Near Marietta, Ga., June 21, 1864.
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III. The Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, having been dismounted, is hereby detached from the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Ohio, and temporarily attached to the Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps. The regiment will report without delay for duty to Brigadier General J. D. Cox, commanding.
IV. The Sixteenth Illinois Cavalry, having been dismounted, is hereby detached from the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Ohio, and temporarily attached to the Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps. The regiment will report for duty without delay to Brigadier General J. D. Cox, commanding.
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By command of Major-General Schofield:
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Near Kenesaw Mountain, June 22, 1864-9.30 p. M.
Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: I have the honor to forward herewith reports* from my corps commanders showing the operations of their respective commands to-day. In accordance with your instructions+ orders were given to press the enemy with a heavy line of skirmishers along the whole front, which has been done. The enemy has a strong line of intrenchments running down the southeast slope of Kenesaw Mountain, and connecting position. The enemy has kept up a pretty brisk artillery fire all day on our position from the top of the mountain. The casualties, however, as far as I can learn, have been light. A good many of the enemy have showed themselves on the crest and along the intrenchments down the slope of the mountain to-day.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. B. McPHERSON,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Kenesaw Mountain, June 22, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,
Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:
COLONEL: In answer to request of evend ate, I have the honor to reply that with the exception of advancing my skirmish lines as far up
*See Dodge to Clark, VOL. XXXVIII, Part IV, p.570; Blair to Clark, ibid., p.571; and Logan to Clark, next, post.
+See Sherman to McPherson (first), VOL. XXXVIII, Part IV, p.569.