From the Journal of the Atlanta Campaign, kept at headquarters of the Fourth Army Corps, by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph S. Fullerton, Assistant Adjutant General.
August 15.-No change to-day in the enemy’s position. General Garrard has taken his cavalry from our left, and has gone off to the enemy’s right to see whether there is yet a force of cavalry (of the enemy’s) left on his (the enemy’s) right. General Kimball extended his pickets this a. m. to the left, so as to cover the liens held by General Garrard’s dismounted cavalry, but which are not occupied now. This leaves our left much more exposed. General Wheeler, with about 5,000 cavalry, now raiding in our rear. Yesterday he demanded the surrender of Dalton. Colonel Laiboldt, the commander of the post, refused. A fight was the result. General Steedman came up with two regiments of infantry to Laiboldt’s assistance and drove the enemy off toward Spring Place. 8 p. m., General Garrard opposite our extreme left intrenched. Did not fight them, but returned and went into camp in the rear of the center of the corps. He does not again occupy the works on our left. Usual picket and artillery firing. Day very hot.