War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0566 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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nearest point to Marietta which was reached was two and a half to three miles.

Casualties very slight, and command back in camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General, commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH CORPS, Near Kenesaw Mountain, june 24, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

COLONEL: I to-day advanced the skirmish line of my command up the slope of Kenesaw Mountain to within about 150 or 200 yards of the crest, when, finding them to be unsupported on the right and left flank, I ordered them to retire to the base. My loss was between ten and fifteen killed and wounded.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

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SPECIAL

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, FIELD ORDERS

Near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., No. 178.

June 30, 1864.

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V. The Fourth Division of Cavalry, Army of the Cumberland, Brigadier General Alvan C. Gillem, U. S. Volunteers, commanding (excepting that portion belonging to the Governor's Guard not considered a portion of the Army of the Cumberland), will report to and be subject to the orderes of Major General L. H. Rousseau, commanding District of Tennessee.

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IX. The Fourth Kentucky Mounted Infantry, colonel J. Croxton commanding, is assigned to the First Brigade, First Division of Cavalry, and will report accordingly upon completion of duty, escorting a battery of artillery, horses and mules, to the front, according to orders which will be given by Major-General Steedman, commanding District of the Etowah.

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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 CUMBERLAND, No. 183.

Near Ruff's Station, Ga., July 5, 1864.

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V. The Forty-fifth Regiment New York Volunteers is hereby transferred from the Third Brigade, First Division, Twentieth Army Corps, to the Fourth Division, twentieth Army Corps, and will proceed without delay to Nashville and report to Major General L. H. Rousseau, commanding District of Tennessee. The Thirty-first Wisconsin is hereby