JULY 30, 1864-11.10 p. m.
Commanding Cavalry, &c.:
The general directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of to-day from Flat Shoals. There has been no information of General Wheeler since he passed through Jonesborough in pursuit of Yankee raid. The present whereabouts of the raid itself is unknown. The damage by it on Macon road was slight; it will, in fact, be repaired to-morrow. The telegraph communication, however, between the break and Macon has to-day been interrupted, and vague rumors report that a raid has gone to Macon itself. The general directs that you rely upon and act according to your best judgment, and keep him informed as to your movements and whereabouts.
[F. A. SHOUP,
Chief of Staff.]
From Brigadier General Francis A. Shoup to Brigadier General John H. Kelly – July 30, 1864