The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc. Page: 101
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short rations on hand at Dalton. Artillery horses are in bad condi-
tion. They receive forage from Atlanta. Says Wheeler's head-
quarters are near Taylor's Bridge, and that most of the cavalry are
from Tunnel Hill down via La Fayette in the direction of,Rome.
About four weeks since a number of cavalry horses were sent to
Kingston to forage. There are no fortifications at Dalton. At Re-
saca, 12 miles south of Dalton, they have some fortifications. Does
not know of any troops from Longstreet having joined Johnston,
or vice versa. Cars run constantly between Dalton and Atlanta.
Seems to be no lack of transportation. In addition to the above'
information I have the honor to report that ergeant Creager, Sec-
ond Michigan Cavalry, returned at I p. m. to-day from 1 mile south
of Waterhouse's farm; reports everything quiet on that road.
Enemy's pickets (about 100) at King's Bridge, on Spring Place road.
I also had a scout at Red Clay to-day. All quiet there.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. P. CAMPBELL,
March 21, 1864.
Brig. Gen. WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Department of the Cumberland:
I have the honor to report that Maj. D. A. Briggs, in command of
the Second Indiana. Cavalry, returned from the vicinity of Water-
house's farm at 9.30 p. m. of the 20th instant; reports no enemy on
that road excepting scouting parties. Eighty rebels were at that
place on the 19th, and remained during the night. One of my scouts
left Sumac Creek south of Waterhouse's farm at 12 o'clock last night,
and reports having heard drums in a southwest direction from there
in the evening. It has also been reported that a cavalry force from
Longstreet's command crossed the Hiwassee at Taylor's Ferry, and
marched via Ducktown to join Johnston at Dalton. I have also
information, which I deem reliable, that a considerable amount of
corn and'whoat sacked up in sacks marked "C. S. A." has been ac-
cumulated at Callaway's Mill, 4 miles from Waterhouse's farm.
These stores might be removed to within our lines by sending a con-
siderable'forco for that purpose. I do not think it would be safe to
attempt it without taking all or the greater part of my effective
[force] with artillery, but can easily destroy it by burning it. I have
communicated this information to General Stanley.
The scouting parties sent out this morning have not yet reported.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
A. P. CAMPBELL,
Colonel, Commanding Division.
CINCINNATI, March 21, 1864.
Maj. Gen. JOHN M. SCHOFIELD,
You three dispatches received. Send the Ninth Corps by land,
letting the sick and baggage come by railroad. I do not apprehend
any political trouble in Kentucky. As to Longstreet, as soon as I
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