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Numbers 101. Reports of Major General Joseph Wheeler, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Corps.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Crossing of Railroad, near University, July 1, 1863-8 a. m.

GENERAL: The enemy have come up the mountain and driven in our outposts. A prisoner taken states that the force of the enemy is three regiments of cavalry and four regiments of infantry. They are now fighting our advance line, and our whole line will be engaged in a few minutes.

Very respectfully,

JOS. WHEELER,

Major-General.

Lieutenant General LEONIDAS POLK,

Commanding Polk's Corps.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Railroad Crossing, near University, July 1, 1863.

The enemy are engaging us very warmly at this point. Our me are maintaining their ground bravely. The enemy have infantry and cavalry, and are evidently re-enforcing.

Very respectfully,

JOS WHEELER,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-General POLK.

ALLISONA, July 2, 1863-3.40 p. m.

The enemy have got at least one regiment of cavalry across the river at the ford near Hatton's Mill. The have also crossed a small number at the Bethpage road.

JOS. WHEELER,

Major-General.

General BRAGG.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN,

Three miles from University, July 3, 1863.

GENERAL: We commenced acceding the mountain at about 2 p. m. cutting down trees to obstruct the road behind us. At about 3 o'clock the enemy appeared with infantry and cavalry. We are still obstructing the road.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

JOS. WHEELER,

Major-General.

General W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

P. S.-Since writing the above, the work of obstructing the road has ceased, the enemy having appeared in such large force that the men were not able to continue the work.