SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 205.
Near Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1864.
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X. The First Division of Cavalry (McCook’s) will be relieved by the Third Division of cavalry (Kilpatrick’s) in the following manner: Tenth Ohio and detachment of Second Kentucky Cavalry, with one section of Beebe’s (Tenth Wisconsin) battery, will proceed without delay and report to Colonel Harrison, commanding Second Brigade, Third Division of Cavalry, with the army at the front. On the arrival of this command, Brigadier-General McCook will proceed with his division to the District of the Etowah, headquarters Cartersville, and relieve Brigadier-General Kilpatrick, commanding Third Division of Cavalry, carrying out the instructions heretofore given to the commander of the Third Division. Upon being relieved, Brigadier-General Kilpatrick will proceed with the remainder of his command, after it is concentrated at Cartersville, Ga., joined the army at the front.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,