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Atlanta hurriedly with his main body, and formed line of battle near Kennesaw Mountain. I at once moved to this point, and, marching to-morrow, shall cross the Coosa river about ten miles below Rome; and moving up the west bank of the Oostenaula, hope to destroy his communications from Kingston to Tunnel Hill, forcing him to fall lonel Mason, as follows: [no 438.] Cave Spring, October 10th, 8 a. m. General Hood desires me to inform you that the pontoon at Quinn's Ferry, on the Coosa river, will be taken up this evening, and you must put on a line of couriers to that place to connect with a line to the other side. They will meet at the ferry, andf the river; but be careful not to fire into the town. Communicate fully and frequently about all movements of the enemy. On the 11th, the Army crossed the Coosa river, marched in the direction of Resaca and Dalton, and bivouacked that night fourteen miles above Coosaville, and ten miles northwest of Rome. That same day Majo
the success of his campaign in Tennessee, and that General Wheeler had already thirteen brigades under his command. I finally instructed him to send only one brigade. if he contemplated taking the offensive at once, as had already been decided upon. I then left Corinth for Macon, where I arrived on the 24th of November. I did not countermand the campaign in Tennessee to pursue Sherman with Hood's Army for the following reasons: 1st. The roads and creeks from the Tennessee to the Coosa river across Sand and Lookout Mountains had been, by the prevailing heavy rains, rendered almost impassable to artillery and wagon trains. 2d. General Sherman, with an Army better appointed, had already the start about two hundred and seventy-five miles on comparatively good roads. The transfer of Hood's Army into Georgia could not have been more expeditious by railway than by marching through the country, on account of the delays unavoidably resulting from the condition of the railroads.
but not deeming our Army in condition for a general engagement I withdrew it, on the 6th of October, to the westward, continuing to march daily, and crossed the Coosa river near Coosaville, and moved up the west bank of Oostenaula, and striking the railroad again between Resaca and Mill Creek Gap, just above Dalton, on the 13th of ng and skirmishing constantly with our cavalry, then under the command of Major General Wheeler, who had joined the Army on the march just before it crossed the Coosa river. The Army reached Gadsden, Alabama, on the 20th of October, at which point General G. T. Beauregard, commanding the Military Division of the West, joined's Corps on the railroad at Big Shanty and Allatoona. On October 6th I left my position near Lost Mountain, marching via Dallas and Cedar Town, crossing the Coosa river at Coosaville, October 10th, and moved on Resaca, partially investing the place by 4 p. m., on October 12th. The surrender of the place was demanded in a writt