Friday, May 6, 1864

Ringgold, Georgia

I am set to move against Johnston tomorrow. Halleck sends word from the East:

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 6, 1864; 10 a.m.
Major-General SHERMAN, Ringgold, Ga.:

No information from General Grant since the 4th, when he had safely crossed the Rapidan.

H. W. HALLECK, Major-General and Chief of Staff

I have been to Catoosa Springs and have seen all of Thomas’ command. It will move on Tunnel Hill tomorrow. General Schofield will move down to near Varnell’s. I want McPherson tomorrow night about the head of Middle Chickamauga; next day at Villanow and Snake Creek Gap. Hooker tomorrow will be through Nickajack Gap about Trickum and will control the road from Buzzard Roost to Villanow. I have dates from Dalton of the 4th. Johnston is there, expecting our attack from the north.

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