ng retreated in the night of May 15th, immediate pursuit was begun.
A division of infantry (Jeff. C. Davis's) was at once dispatched down the valley toward Rome, to support Garrard's cavalry, and thee 23d.
The Army of the Cumberland was ordered to march for Dallas, by Euharlee and Stilesboroa; Davis's division, then in Rome, by Van Wert; the Army of the Ohio to keep on the left of Thomas, by a give up Allatoona.
On the 25th all the columns were moving steadily on Dallas — McPherson and Davis away off to the right, near Van Wert; Thomas on the main road in the centre, with Hooker's Twent morning, viz., the 26th, and deployed his troops to the southeast and east of the town, placing Davis's division of the Fourteenth Corps, which had joined him on the road from Rome, on his left; but this still left a gap of at least three miles between Davis and Hooker.
Meantime, also, General Schofield was closing up on Thomas's left.
Satisfied that Johnston in person was at New Hope with