this morning; but, from what General Croxton reports, there is no doubt that Chalmers crossed the Hardin pike, moving toward Brentwood.
The country on the left of the Hillsboroa pike, toward the enemy's left, is too difficult for cavalry operations.
It seems to me if I was on the other flank of the Army I might do more to annoy the enemy, unless it is intended that I shall push out as directed last night.
Very respectfully, J. H. Wilson, Brevet Major-General. (Indorsement.) Respectfully forwarded to Major-General Thomas. J. M. Schofield, Major-General.
This last, while showing that General Wilson had not received at 10:10 A. M. on the 16th any orders from General Thomas later than that above quoted, appears to indicate that he had received some previous order, referred to in the words unless it is intended that I shall push out as directed last night; for the order above quoted from the records did not indicate any intention that he should push out unless the enemy wa