SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., No. 14.
In the Field, near Dallas, Ga., May 30, 1864.
The movements of the army during May 31 and June 1 will be as follows:
I. May 31, the lines will remain substantially as now, and a general activity will be kept up along the whole front. General McPherson will feel for the extreme left of the enemy (our right).
II. June 1, General Jeff. C. Davis will join his corps. General McPherson will move and occupy General Hooker’s present position, and will cover the right flank. General Thomas will hold from the Owen’s Mill road (General Hooker’s present left) around to the hill near Pickett’s Mill, overlooking the Acworth road, near Leverett’s house, and General Schofield will secure full possession of the Acworth road above Leverett’s house.
III. General Stoneman’s cavalry will move rapidly by any road east of the Pumpkin Vine Creek, and secure possession of the east and of the Allatoona Pass and the brigade across Allatoona Creek. General Garrard’s cavalry will move, via Burnt Hickory and Richland Creek, to the west of Allatoona Pass, and communicate with General Stoneman, if possible. Army commanders will make the necessary instructions to carry these orders into effect.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,