H. W. PERKINS,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
ACWORTH, GA. Numbers 34.
June 9, 1864.
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XVIII. The command will move to-morrow morning at 6 o’clock in the direction of Marietta in accordance with instructions of Major-General Sherman, inclosed herewith.*
First. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, having the advance on the main Marietta road, and will be followed up by the Sixteenth Army Corps, Brigadier-General Dodge commanding.
Second. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blair commanding, will move from their present encampment in a road which runs substantially along the line of the railroad to Marietta and thence to Big Shanty, where the heads of columns will come together.
Third. The cavalry division, Brigadier-General Garrard commanding, will move by roads still farther to the left, and will thoroughly scout the country and cover the left flank.
Fourth. The main supply trains of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Corps will follow on the main Marietta, and will be covered in rear by a brigade of the Sixteenth Army Corps. The trains of the Seventeenth Corps, and the cavalry train, will follow its corps, covered by a strong rear guard.
Fifth. One wagon load of ammunition per regiment will follow each division. The balance will follow immediately after the corps to which the ammunition belongs.
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By order of Major General James B. McPherson:
WM. T. CLARK,
From Major General James B. McPherson to H. W. Perkins – June 9, 1864
H. W. PERKINS,