Resaca, May 16, 1864
GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to say that General Davis was ordered to cross and operate with you, predicated upon information given him from your dispatch bearer, who stated positively that the Farmer’s Bridge was over the Oostanaula. A bridge (pontoon) has been ordered to Davis for you and him to cross, on at such place as you select in concert, and then operate by former order together. In case you prefer to cross at Ray’s [Lay’s] you then can act on McPherson’s right, and Davis will join his own corps.
I am, &c.,
L. M. DAYTON,
From Captain L. M. Dayton to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – May 16, 1864