HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Dallas, May 27, 1864 6.45 a. m.
Commanding Cavalry Division, near Adair’s Court House:
GENERAL: We are in Dallas. The enemy is evidently in force on the Marietta road, his left extending around to the Villa Rica road or near it. I desire you to push the main portion of your cavalry force up from Parsons or Pumpkin Vine on the map to this place. You will take the left of the enemy iii rear and flank, and give us possession of the Villa Rica road, which we have not got south of this. Leave a portion of your command to assist in covering the trains, which are being moved across to this side of Pumpkin Vine Creek, and out this way to some more secure point. We are already skirmishing with the enemy.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. B. McPHERSON,
Major- General, Commanding.