August 16, 1864.
Major- General SHERMAN
General Garrard came back last night. He had some fighting with the rebels. He found them in force, about seven regiments. They fell back behind breast- works. Some rebel cavalry passed our flank about Cross Keys yesterday. They killed one man on picket. I presume General Garrard has already reported.
D. S. STANLEY,
From Major General David S. Stanley to Major General William T. Sherman – August 16, 1864