H’d Qrs 1st Brig 2nd Cavy Div Villanous Ga May 14, 1864 My dear Davidson There has been fighting for the last three days in front of us, not very heavy, but the cannonading could be distinctly heard. Johnson is now said to have evacuated Dalton and fallen back towards Rome.
Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, Villanous, Georgia May 11 1864. My dear Davidson Yet on the move you see. I believe we have now our position and are here expected to do our part in the great battle which must take place within a few hours.