War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0901 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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JULY 22, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I cannot spare you or any force to pursue Garrard now. We must attack, as we arranged, will all our force. I think our attack will bring Garrard back. You had best report the facts to General Hood.

Respectfully,

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Church on Turner's Ferry Road, July 22, 1864-1 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The enemy has been checked. Prisoner informs me that it in McCook's cavalry division, of Stoneman's corps. Some infantry in rear of cavalry, but doubtless turned toward Atlanta. They have a high bridge across the river above the railroad crossing. I have just sent my artillery to Lick Skillet, and will keep two regiments here to hold the place until night, if possible.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Church on Turner's Ferry Road, July 22, 1864-5 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Your note to move back to Lick Skillet road just received. The enemy are driving my skirmishers steadily back to this point. One regiment (Ninth Texas) is skirmishing with them. Their line is a long one, and moves forward without firing a short, paying no attention to Colonel Jones. I have two pieces in position, and will feel of them a little, and try and determine whether the force is infantry or dismounted cavalry.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

July 22, 1864-9.11 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: My picket, one regiment strong, holds the church on Turner's Ferryroad. Yankee cavalry encamped on creek one mile from church on the road leading to railroad bridge. I think I damaged them some this evening. I have one intelligent prisoner (at Dutchman), who says Stoneman's corps is on this side of the river, and will confront your cavalry in the morning. McCook's division came down this evening, as his advance, to clear out the road to this point, and did not