JULY 31, 1864-4.15 p. m.
Lieutenant-General HARDEE, Commanding Corps:
The following dispatch just received from General Wheeler:
We fought the enemy from last night until to-night, killing and capturing many. We have thus far succeeded in keeping between them and the river, and they are showing evident signs of demoralization, having abandoned all their artillery, ambulance train, a large number of horses and mules, strewing the road with their arms and accouterments, and releasing some 300 of our people, whom they captured with the wagon trains at Fayetteville.
[F. A. SHOUP,
Chief of Staff.]
From Brigadier General Francis A. Shoup to Lieutenant General William J. Hardee – July 31, 1864