KINGSTON, GA., June 3, 1864.
(Received 1.20 p.m.)
Major THOMAS T. ECKERT, Washington, D. C.:
Both armies remain as at last advices by telegraph. Blair not at Rome yet. Stoneman and Garrard with cavalry occupy Allatoona Mountain, and trains and telegraph will reach Carter’s Station to-morrow. Who is General Grant?
J. C. VAN DUZER,
NEAR HEAD OF ALLATOONA CREEK, Fourteen miles west of Marietta, Ga., June 4, 1864-8 a.m.
(Received 10.30 p.m.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.:
My left is now well around, covering all roads from the south to the railroad about Acworth. My cavalry has been at Acworth, and occupies in force all the Allatoona Pass, and I have ordered the railroad to be finished across the Etowah up to Allatoona bridge. General Blair is not yet at Rome, but is hourly expected, and I await him to push on to Marietta and the Chattahoochee. It has been raining for three days, making roads bad and swelling all the small mountain creeks, which, however, are easily bridged, and run out very soon. It is still raining. As soon as I hear of General Blair I will swing east by north over to the railroad, leaving Johnston to my right. He is in force, occupying blind and difficult ground, and we continue skirmishing along the whole front, each party inviting the other to attack.
W. T. SHERMAN,