o operate against the railroad between the Chattahoochee and Marietta.
That night the Army went into bivouac eight miles north of Pray's Church, after having effected an undisturbed and safe passage of the Chattahoochee.
Information was here received that Kilpatrick's cavalry was north of the river, and that Girard's cavalry had moved in the direction of Rome.
The next morning, I telegraphed to General Bragg as follows:
（no. 33.] October 2d.
To-night my right will be at Powder Springs, with my left on Lost Mountain.
This will, I think, force Sherman to move on us or to move south.
Should he move towards Augusta, all available troops should be sent there with an able officer of high rank to command.
Could General Lee spare a division for that place in such an event? J. B. Hood, General.
The night of the 2d, the Army rested near Flint Hill Church.
On the morning of the 3d, Lieutenant General Stewart was instructed to move with his Corps, and take possession of