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, September twenty-eighth, I sent Major-General Thomas, second in command, to Nashville, to organize the new troops expected to arrive, and to make preliminary prepad ordered him to proceed to Chattanooga and report to Major-General Thomas at Nashville. Subsequently, on the thirtieth of October, I also detached the Twenty-thiac, to assume command of the cavalry of my army, and I dispatched him back to Nashville with all dismounted detachments, and orders as rapidly as possible to collectenable General Thomas to defend the railroad from Chattanooga back, including Nashville and Decatur, and give him an army with which he could successfully cope with y kind that had accumulated at Atlanta, were being removed to Chattanooga and Nashville, General Corse was having the same thing done at Rome. On the tenth, after hw the army from Atlanta by destroying our communications with Chattanooga and Nashville; and will also contain a complete record of the march from Kingston, Georgia,
any day after the fourth instant; also to ship surplus stores and baggage to the rear. November 4.--Shipped the surplus stores and baggage of the division to Nashville. November 5.--At one P. M., received orders to move at two o'clock, and to encamp outside the city, on the McDonough turnpike. The entire division, with all enty-fourth nothing of note took place more than the regular routine of camp duty. September 25.--Had review. September 28.--Received detail to go to Nashville, Tennessee, with my regiment. September 29.--At nine A. M., marched the regiment to Captain----'s quarters for transportation; failed, and returned to camp. Oct depot at three P. M., moved to the Chattahoochee River, disembarked and marched across the river, camped for the night. 4th. Put my command on the train for Nashville, when I received a telegram to return to Atlanta. Recrossed the river and took the cars for Atlanta; after arriving in the city, went into camp two (2) miles no
y command had been assigned to his cavalry division, which was being organized at Marietta, Georgia; that a portion of my regiment, consisting of three hundred (300) men, under command of Major Bowles, was already with him, and ordering me to report at that point at once, with all the effective men of my command. I was at the time ill prepared to comply with the order, as I had been informed by Major-General Wilson, Chief of Cavalry, that my regiment had been ordered to report to him at Nashville, and to make my arrangements accordingly; part of my men were consequently lying at Chattanooga, partly dismounted and imperfectly clothed. After clothing them, I shipped the dismounted men, by General Kilpatrick's order, to Marietta, brought up the mounted men to Tunnel Hill, and on the twelfth November started from there with three hundred and fifty (350) mounted men for Marietta, leaving sixty (60) dismounted men, under Lieutenant Cochran, for whom no transportation could be procured