HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Big Shanty, June 10, 1864.
Commanding Division of Cavalry:
GENERAL: The enemy has detached largely from his cavalry, some of which is now up at Calhoun, far to our rear. Surely if this cavalry can make such marches ours should do something. I wish you to move out on the Roswell Factory road until you pass Brush Mountain, and the turn south and threaten, if not attack, the railroad between Marietta and the Chattahoochee. We will press in front.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,
June 10, 1864.
Commanding Army of the Tennessee:
GENERAL: I have to report my command on the Noonday Creek, seven miles from Big Shanty; some little rebel cavalry in front. No infantry except one company out foraging. The rebels seem to be drawing all cavalry into and near their flank.
Brigadier General Kenner Garrard,