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Page 37 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

General Wood's pickets on the left. General Davis is posted behind the creek, his left closed up on Wood's division, right on Chickamauga Creek, protected by an earth-work held by part of General Baird's troops.

Respectfully,

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Near Ringgold, Ga., may 5, 1864.

Major General JOHN M. PALMER:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have your corps prepared to move on Tunnel Hill at daylight on Saturday, May 7. Your march will be by the direct road. The soldiers will carry eight or ten days' rations, three of which (cooked) will be taken in their haversacks, and the balance in wagons; as few wagons as possible should go. You will take your full complement of ammunition. You will leave one brigade at Ringgold to guard depot and train. Major-General Howard, commanding Fourth Army Corps, will move by the road striking Tunnel Hill on the northeast end. Major-General Hooker, commanding Twentieth Army Corps, will come in on your right by way of Nickajack.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROSSVILLE, GA., May 5, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Geary's division is just passing. Will continue a piece on the road to Ringgold and then turn south to the position pointed out to me by the major-general commanding department. Williams' division encamped at Gordon's Mills last night, and marches this morning to take his position on the left of Butterfield. I am off via Gordon's Mills. The head of McPherson's marching column encamped at Whiteside's last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.


HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Chattanooga, May 5, 1864-9 a. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Red Clay:

Colonel McCallum assured me he had construction forces ready for both roads. I send a copy of your telegram to Colonel Wright, the engineer here, with orders to get the road to Red Clay at once and be ready to push on repairs to Varnell's as soon as we advance.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.


Page 37 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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