HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
Near Decatur, July 25, 1864.
Result of operations July 22 in front of McPherson’s corps: Enemy’s dead thus far reported buried and delivered to enemy, 3,220; prisoners, 1,017; wounded and prisoners, 1,000. Total, 5,237. Seventeen stand of colors in our possession. Our total loss: Killed, wounded, and missing, 3,521. Ten guns lost. Total loss of the enemy must have been at least 10,000.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 24, 1864-2 p. m.
GENERAL: I am rejoiced to hear that you are back safe and successful. General Rousseau has brought me 2,500 good cavalry, having been to Opelika and destroyed 30 miles of road between West Point and Montgomery. I will give you time to rest and then we must make quick work with Atlanta. I await your report with impatience, and in the mean time under you the assurance of my great consideration.
W. T. SHERMAN,