BIG SHANTY, GA., June 10, 1864.
Major General F. P. BLAIR,
Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:
If you deem it necessary you can strengthen General Leggett’s left from Brigadier-General Gresham’s division. I do not apprehend the enemy’s cavalry will make any serious demonstrations on our lines. They undoubtedly will annoy us as much as possible and feel our position. Garrard, with a division of our cavalry, is off on our left some five or six miles on Noonday Creek; though rather to our rear. No special instructions for to-night. Have one division of your command ready to advance to front and left to-morrow at 6 o’clock.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major-General, Commanding.