May 24, 1864.
GENERAL: I am camped on the Pumpkin Vine three miles from Dallas and three miles from Pumpkin Vine Church. This afternoon I moved on Dallas, and when in a mile of it was attacked by a brigade of infantry and one of cavalry; at least such is the impression, and prisoners say it was the advance of Hardee’s corps-Bate’s division. They came in Dallas this morning after a nine-mile march. I think possibly it is a mere flanking force, and that the corps is falling back. General McPherson is seven miles in my rear.
Brigadier General Kenner Garrard,
Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,
Chief of Staff, Department of the Cumberland.
N. B.-We repulsed this force and run them.