HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., August 2, 1864.
Don’s call for any cavalry from Memphis. General A. J. Smith has his orders to watch Forrest, and if he comes to Tennessee to follow his to Decatur. He will want all his cavalry. Only collect the scattered detachments of cavalry and order more horses to be pursed to remount the dismounted cavalry in General Thomas’ department at Columbia and elsewhere. A good many of General McCook’s cavalry are coming in by squads to Marietta.
W. T. SHERMAN,
NASHVILLE, August 2, 1864.
Can pick up from the corrals and teams here about 1,200 horses, besides the 3,000 now in use, mentioned in telegraph this forenoon. Will send 600 to Decatur at once to rebound a regiment there. Will use the other to mount cavalry here. Will push them forward as fast as possible.
J. D. WEBSTER,