On the Road from Kingston to Atlanta, Georgia
Yesterday the railroad and telegraph communications with the rear were broken, and the army now stands detached from all friends, dependent on its own resources and supplies. No time is to be lost; all the detachments are ordered to march rapidly for Atlanta, breaking up the railroad en route, and generally to so damage the country as to make it untenable to the enemy.
Corse will march from Marietta tomorrow. A.S. Williams XX Corps will destroy the railroad between Atlanta and the Chattahoochee bridge.
I trust Thomas to command the defense of Tennessee.