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McCallum is doing all that is possible to increase the stock, but the numerous smashes-up of trains consume cars and locomotives faster than he can get new ones. A long pull and a strong pull may carry us over this side, after which I hope all will be well.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.


HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Chattanooga, May 1, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD,

Charleston, Tenn.:

Make all the preparations for your command to move to Cleveland and Red Clay. Run down to see me for a few hours, and we will go over all the maps and papers. Send orders for Stoneman and all your detachments to follow you, and get all your fighting force close in hand to move via Cleveland, Red Clay, &c.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, TENN., May 1, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Chattanooga:

I will run down and see you to-morrow. Had I not better make my depot at Cleveland, instead of this place? It will save twelve miles of wagon transportation, and enable me to leave a smaller guard here. I presume Howard is to leave a guard at Cleveland. When do you want my command to move to Cleveland?

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.


HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Chattanooga, May 1, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD,

Charleston, Tenn.:

You can leave a very small guard at Charleston, and move your command to Cleveland. Thomas will garrison Cleveland. We will arrange for all the army, yours included, to draw from Ringgold, to which point our cars now run.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,
Charleston, Tenn., May 1, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that the corps march at 5 a. m. on the 3rd instant to Cleveland, and that the divisions will march in order of rank of division commanders. He directs that


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