ittle over 60,000.
General Elliott then commanded the cavalry-two small divisions under Kilpatrick and Garrard.
I have a copy of a letter General Sherman wrote, which I have not seen in print — a sort of offhand communication, such as flew from his pen or pencil in times of emergency:
Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, October 2, 1864. General Davis:
Communicate with Howard, and be prepared to send into Atlanta all your traps and to move with ten days rations toward Marietta or to Fairburn, as the case may call for; and if Hood has crossed the Chattahoochee with two corps to take our road, and has left one corps on this side near Campbelton, we should interpose.
W. T. Sherman, Major General Commanding. Official: A. C. McClurg, A. A. G.
As soon as Sherman found out what Hood was undertaking, he set his whole force in motion northward, except Slocum, with his Twentieth Corps, who was left back to keep Atlanta for our return.
Sherman's first surmise of o