Jonesborough, Ga., September 3, 1864
[Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE]
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that no change has taken place in the general position of my lines to-day. During the early part of the morning two regiments from the First Division were engaged tearing up the railroad until the order was of two regiments from the same division, under command of Colonel William B. Anderson, Sixtieth Illinois, moved out six miles in the direction of McDonough to Lee’s Mill. They communicated with General Garrard’s cavalry, but obtained little intelligence of the enemy, and did not communicate with the Twenty-third Corps. In compliance with instructions, I have ordered my sick and wounded to be prepared to move at daylight to-morrow to Atlanta, together with all the prisoners of war captured by my command and those turned over to me by Colonel Parkhurst, under guard of the Third Brigade, Second Division, which has been detailed to accompany them to Atlanta. I will have the wounded rebel prisoners, in hospitals in the vicinity of Jonesborough, removed to this place to-morrow morning.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brevet Major-General Commanding.