May 19, 1864. The 4th, followed by the 14th A.C. [US] reached Kingston, 8 a.m. The 4th turned E. to Cassville; a div. of the 14th sent to Gillem bridge, Etowah River, finding no retreating Confederates, Johnston forces [CS] were at Cassville, 5.5 mi. E.
McPherson 15th and 16th A.C. [US], moving S. from Barnsley, camped on Woolley plantation 2 mi. W; 4th, 20th & 23d A.C. at Cassville.
Sherman forces in camp to May 23, when advance across the Etowah began. Of the 3 bridges, Milam, Gillem & Woolley, only Milam was burned by the Confederates.