DALTON, May 12, 1864-9.30 a. m.
The enemy in our front is moving rapidly down the valley toward Snake [Creek] Gap or Villanow. General Johnston wishes you to call on General Martin for all the information he has and transmit it to him. Wishes your cavalry to be active in close observation of the enemy.
W. W. MACKALL,
Chief of Staff.
From W. W. Mackall to General Leonidas Polk – May 12, 1864