HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Big Shanty, June 13, 1864 – 3 a. m.
Brigadier-General GARRARD, Commanding Cavalry Division:
GENERAL: Major-General Howard reports a movement of the enemy from the center toward our left. Look out for an attack, and also for an attack on our lines here about daylight. Should you hear sounds of heavy battle, move toward the firing.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. B. McPHERSON,
HDQRS. 2nd CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
June 13, 1864.
Respectfully referred to Colonel Long, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, who will return this paper with a report of anything he may have seen or head.
By command of Brigadier General K. Garrard:
ROBT. P. KENNEDY,
Captain and Asst. Adjt. General, U. S. Volunteers.