HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
July 29, 1864-6.20 p. m.
General WHEELER, Commanding Cavalry:
Your dispatch of 1.15 p. m. just received. Jackson engaged the raid from the west at 3 p. m. Enemy said to be 3,000 strong. Infantry sent; 3,000 militia at Macon; some directed to be sent to Griffin. Send information south when important to them.
F. A. SHOUP,
Chief of Staff.
TWO MILES AND A HALF FROM FAYETTEVILLE,
July 29, 1864-10 p. m.
Commanding Cavalry Corps:
GENERAL: The latest reports represent the enemy moving toward Fayetteville. I am quite certain they are moving back to cross the Chattahoochee. I have Harrison’s brigade in their front at Fayetteville, and am moving now with Ross’ brigade to that place. Should enemy attempt to pass round the place I will gain their front or flank about Newnan. If you can follow and push them in rear it would be well.
W. H. JACKSON,
HEADQUARTERS HUMES’ CAVALRY DIVISION,
In the Field, July 29, 1864.
Major E. S. BURFORD,
MAJOR: Mr. Bond, a soldier of the C. S. Army, under General Cobb, now on furlough, reports that about forty Yankees were seen this morning near Brushy Knob, about four miles from this place. They were going in the direction of Jonesborough. This fact he says was reported to him by reliable parties, but he did not see the Yankees himself. They took everything they could find from Mr. Martin, a citizen who lives near Brushy Knob, and left this morning.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. Y. C. HUMES,
P. S.-I have just sent a scout of 100 men, with orders to go four or five miles to reconnoiter.
JULY 29, 1864-6.45 p. m.
General ARMSTRONG, Commanding, &c.:
General Hood desires you to keep your scouts active about the Etowah. Send some of them across the river. He wants to know what is going on about Sweet Water and in that region.
[F. A. SHOUP,
Chief of Staff.]