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the following regiments, all of infantry: Fifty-eighth North Carolina, Thirty-sixth Georgia, Fifty-fourth Virginia, all of Stevenson's division, Hood's corps, Reynolds' and Cumming's brigades.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

Brigadier General W. L. ELLIOTT,

Chief of Cavalry, Department of the Cumberland.

HDQRS. FIRST CAV., DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, Burnt Church, May 26, 1864-6 p.m.

GENERAL: I attacked Wheeler's whole cavalry force at 4.30 this afternoon, inflicting severe loss upon him and taking 52 prisoners. On being attacked he retreated with a train toward Acworth. I have lost Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart, commanding Second Brigade, who is missing, and about 25 men and officers killed and wounded. I propose pushing him still farther to-night. After breaking their cavalry line I struck their infantry. I have turned their cavalry force toward Acworth. General Stoneman has arrived with one brigade.

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

General W. L. ELLIOTT.

HDQRS. FIRST CAV., DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

May 26, 1864-11.40 p. m.

I have just received your note dated 7.45. It was my command that cut the enemy's column on Dallas and Acworth road, not General Stoneman's. He knew nothing of it until after it was over. I captured 52 prisoners (2 officers), and killed and wounded a number, about 80. I am on the Marietta road at the junction of the Dallas and Acworth road, east of General Stoneman and in his front. I will not move in the morning until both men and horses are fed. I have had no forage for two days. The force I attacked was the whole of Wheeler's. Stoneman ought to pass to my front and relieve me.

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Cavalry.

HDQRS. FIRST CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, May 28, 1864-8.45 a. m.

SIR: I have the honor to state, in reply to your request, that the following are the brigade and regimental commanders to the brigades of my division now with me. I cannot furnish names of regimental commanders without access to my books:

First Brigade, Colonel J. B. Dorr, Eighth Iowa, commanding; Eighth Iowa, Lieutenant-Colonel Barner; First Tennessee, Lieutenant Colonel James P. Brownlow; Second Michigan, Major Scranton.

Second Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Horace P. Lamson, Fourth Indiana, commanding; Second Indiana, Major David A. Briggs; Fourth Indiana, Major George H. Purdy; First Wisconsin, Captain Levi Howland.

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