HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Tunnel Hill, Ga., May 9, 1864-6 a. m.
Major General G. H. THOMAS,
Commanding Army of the Cumberland:
GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say to you that he has no instructions for to-day other than those agreed upon last night, except for you to cause to be extended signals to General McPherson, and to improve all possible means of watching the effect on the enemy of his (General McPherson’s) movement through Snake Creek Gap. Order Hooker to keep his columns all ready to move at a moment’s notice. Send Kilpatrick to operate down between Villanow and Snake Creek Gap till Garrard is up, which will surely be to-day.
I am, general, with great regard, yours, &c.,