Near Decatur Ga July 26/1864 My dear Davidson Yet all right. Have just returned from a very successful raid of over a hundred miles. Burned rail road bridges, depots and destroyed several miles of track on the Atlanta & Augusta R. R. at Covington.
Near Atalanta July 23 1864 Dr wife I write you a [ ? ] to let you know that I am un hurt. we had a severe battle yesterday one of the severist I ever knew. The 15 Mich did first rate they captured as many prisoners nearly as they had men & two battle flags. loss was slight 3 killed & 5 wounded. I lost about a hundred & twenty killed & wounded.
Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, Foot of Kennesaw Mt, G’a June 25th 1864. My dear Davidson My time being my own for the next hour unless “boots and saddles” should sound. I will again talk to you a little. You are getting a great deal behind in your correspondence.
8 or 10 miles from Marietta Ga In the woods June 18, 1864 My dear Davidson It is a rainy, cheerless, miserable day and I cannot pass a few minutes in a better manner than in writing to you. Since I wrote you on the 12th we have moved forward about three miles. On the 15th the move was made and we were again engaged in skirmishing with the rebels. In fact we are fighting nearly every day (some part of our forces). We are upon the extreme left of the army and “jam” up against the enemy. Yesterday I rode around the picket lines and the rebel [ ? ] were in plain sight and within good range. The pickets were not firing on each other as there appeared to be a tacit agreement between them to remain quiet. I went out between the lines and picked the enclosed which I sen you. When we walked out (our horses we had to leave behind) the rebel pickets moved their hats to us.
Head Qrs 1st Brig. 2d Cav’y Div Ten miles from Marietta Ga June 12, 1864 My dear Davidson Again I have an opportunity of dropping you a few lines. We lying still to-day for some cause possibly because it is Sunday, or may be because we can not get any farther just at present.
Near Dallas Ga about 30 miles north of Atlanta. May 26, 1864 My dear Davidson I shall try to send this by Lawton who starts for home in a day or two. He received a severe wound through the shoulder the day before yesterday in a skirmish at Dallas.
Head Quarters 1st Brigade 2d Cav’y Div 4 miles South of Kingston Ga. May 20/64 My dear Davidson We are at the front as you see. Since I wrote you on the 11th from Villanous we have been constantly on the move. One the 15th we went to within three miles of Rome where we ran on to a large force of the rebels.
Col Advance to the open fields over looking the Chewalla bottom I am here. and will send my cavalry down to Chewalla. Keep the same order of advance keeping flankers out picking up stragglers thru Brigades encamped here and left at 10 O. C. A.M.
Head Quarters 2nd Brigade 6” Division Camp Near Corinth Miss Oct 13” 1862 Capt I Bates Dickson A A Gen’l 6” Div. Sir. I have the honor to report the part taken by the 2nd Brigade of your division in the series of operations between Chewalla and Corinth. At the Battle of Corinth and the pursuit of the enemy to Ripley. The Division being at first under command of Brig. Gen’l McKean and afterwards under command of Brig Genl. McArthur. I had made a report embracing as concisely as possible the whole of its operations and submit the same report to both of those officers.