July 18, 1864.
GENERAL: In obedience to orders, I left my camp at 5 a. m. this morning to break the railroad between Stone Mountain and Decatur. At Browning’s Court-House I struck the rebel pickets, and skirmished for three miles to the railroad, which I effectually destroyed for more than two miles, including several culverts and the water tank at Stone Mountain depot. The only force I had opposed to me, as well as I can learn, was one brigade. I sent a force into Stone Mountain, and found the rebels there about 5 p. m., but not in force. The depot was not burnt.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier General Kenner Garrard,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.
Major-General McPHERSON,
Commanding Army of the Tennessee.