HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
Villanow, May 13, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have to report the following information brought in by my scouts this evening: Martin’s division is north of Coosa River, probably three miles from Rome on the Summerville road. A picket of fifty men stand at Farmer’s Brigade, across Armuchee Creek, eight miles from Rome, where it is said rifle-pits have been thrown up.
Thirty or forty men patrol John’s Valley from Martin’s Ferry (nearly west from Calhoun); fifteen men patrol to Floyd’s Spring from Farmer’s Bridge, and forty or fifty from Farmer’s Bridge to Dirt Town. The scouts went within twelve miles of Rome near the south front of Horn’s Mountain; they met the patrol from Martin’s Ferry, and after a slight skirmish drove them. They passed through Floyd’s Spring, and returned to this place through Dry and Armuchee Valleys.
R. H. G. MINTY,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
May 13, 1864-10 p. m.
Scouts from Summerville to-day report nothing south of La Fayette in that valley. This report is that of a different party from the one which passed down Pocket or John’s Creek Mills to the Oostanaula, and report the enemy fortifying the south bank, where there are fords. The first report was sent up this afternoon.
Brigadier General Kenner Garrard,