La Fayette, May 10, 1864-4 p. m.
Major-General McPHERSON,
Commanding Army of the Tennessee:
GENERAL: Inclosed I send you an order just received.* I send one brigade to-night, and will with the other to-morrow, and be at Villanow by 9 a. m. to-morrow. My wagons and artillery are just up. As I have a large force from my other brigade on the road toward Rome, and it will not be back before dark, I am forced to remain. Your orders required me to remain here, but this order I will obey as soon as possible.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier General Kenner Garrard,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry.