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and the cavalry on the other bank. The fact that Hood had completely crossed the Coosa and moved northward toward Resaca and Dalton with his entire army was ascertained, whereupon I was ordered by General Sherman to move at once to Resaca, sending on one division by cars from Adairsville. General Ransom, with the Seventeenth corps, took a cross-road which was muddy, rough, and extremely difficult for wagons. He arrived at Adairsville about twelve midnight; finding cars there, he sent Belknap's division straight on to Resaca. General Raum, of General John E. Smith's division, was garrisoning that place. He had been able to show so bold a front that the enemy, probably still having Allatoona in mind, did not attack him except with a skirmish line. Hood, however, demanded the surrender of Resaca with a threat to take no prisoners in case of being obliged to carry it by assault. But while he was parleying with the garrison at Resaca, large bodies of his army were on the railr