ATLANTA, July 23, 1864-10 a. m.
Colonel G. W. RAINS,
Commanding Post, Augusta:
Night before last a body of enemy’s cavalry, estimated at about three brigades, was reported moving toward Covington and Augusta. Our cavalry is pursuing, but the information is sent you that you take measures for defense.
J. B. HOOD,
From General John B. Hood to Colonel G. W. Rains – July 23, 1864