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right flank. But one infantry brigade (Granbury's) got into position before the defeat of the enemy. The difficulty of maneuvering so thin a line in a thick woods under a heavy fire will appreciated.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31, there was skirmishing along our entire line.

Besides the capture and destruction of property at Cass Station and Tunnel Hill, we captured during this time over 500 prisoners and 5 stand of colors. The prisoners were turned over to the proper authorities. We also captured no less than 500 animals, and successfully engaged superior force of both the enemy's infantry and cavalry, inflicting upon them heavy losses.

Respectfully, major, your obedient servant,

J. WHEELER,

Major-General.

Major A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Report of casualties in Wheeler's cavalry corps from May 6 to 31, 1864.

Command. Killed. Wounded. Captured.

Missing.

Staff......... ...... 1 ...... ......

Escort.......... ...... 5 2 ......

Martin's division 14 68 25 43

Kelly's division 39 154 16 23

Humes' division 13 88 1 10

Williams' brigade 7 24 9 5

Robertson's ...... 1 ...... ......

artillery.......

Total............ 73 341 53 81

ADDENDA.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 25, 1864.

General WHEELER:

General Johnston congratulates you on our success in the enemy's rear. He wishes the captured wagons sent to the chief quartermaster.

Respectfully,

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. WHEELER'S CAVALRY CORPS, Numbers 6.

June 18, 1864.

SOLDIERS OF THE CAVALRY CORPS:

I. For two months you have been constantly under the fire of and engaging a powerful foe. In every movement of our army you have been between it and the enemy, hurling back his exulting advance and holding him in check until our entire army had quietly prepared to receive and repulse his gigantic assaults. Every attempt to turn our flanks or strike our communications has been baffled by your promptness, activity, and valor. You have labored both night and day without a mummer; you have built fortifications and held long lines of works when attacked by the enemy's in-