HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
Near Kingston, Ga., June 6 , 1864.
Lieut. Col. A. J. ALEXANDER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:
SIR : I am directed by General Sherman to cross the Etowah, four miles southeast of Kingston, by the Free Bridge, and then to Allatoona by Euharlee and Stilesborough. Please to let me know, if convenient, by the bearer, what route the corps will move on and the hour at which you start, so that I can make my arrangements accordingly. Also please forward to these headquarters a list of countersigns, commencing with the 6th and oblige.
Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade Cavalry.
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Kingston, Ga., June 6, 1864.
The general commanding directs me to say that the corps will move by the same route as indicated in your communication just received. A copy of the marching orders will be sent to you as soon as made out. There is no countersign to-night; countersign for the next live days will be sent you as soon as prepared.
By command of Major-General Blair:
JAMES F. HOW,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.