ATLANTA, GA., August 1, 1864.
Honorable J. A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War, Richmond:
On yesterday and the day before our cavalry, under Generals Wheeler and Jackson, fought near Newman the raiding party of the enemy which had intercepted our communication with Macon, completely routing them, killing a large number, capturing all their artillery, ambulances, most of their arms and equipments, with a large number of prisoners, including 2 brigade commanders and 12 surgeons, and recapturing all property and prisoners previously taken from us. Major-General Wheeler reports the expedition entirely broken up.
J. B. HOOD,
From General John B. Hood to James A. Seddon – August 1, 1864