July 9, 1864-9.40 p. m.
It is reported from Acworth that the road is threatened by a regiment of Texans, 500 strong. As soon as you are strengthened by infantry, increase your force above Roswell at the upper bridge, to interpose between it and the bridge. This is the reason why that bridge was held this morning by the division of Kelly.
W. T. SHERMAN,
GENERAL SHERMAN’S HEADQUARTERS.
July 9, 1864. (Received 2 a. m. 10th)
Major T. T. ECKERT:
Garrard’s cavalry has effected a lodgment on south side Chattahoochee, and is moving. Schofield fill cross and do the same. The Sixteenth Corps is moving to Roswell to-day, and will cross to-morrow. General Howard has captured one of the enemy’s pontoons above Wilkins’ Bridge. Heavy columns seen moving north and east to-day. Skirmishing all day.
J. C. VAN DUZER.