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cers present, five hundred and twenty-five (525); total effective fighting force, four thousand two hundred and ninety-nine (4299); aggregate officers and men effective for battle, four thousand eight hundred and twenty-four (4824). Dibbrell and Harrison joined from East Tennessee with fourteen hundred and fifteen (1415) effective men just after this report was made. Dibbrell and Harrison reached Resaca about May 1st. I went down and inspected the command. This aggregate gives a total effeHarrison reached Resaca about May 1st. I went down and inspected the command. This aggregate gives a total effective of six thousand two hundred and thirty-nine (6239), and it is evident that General Johnston's chief of cavalry, Major General Wheeler, had in his command this number, at and near Dalton, not only on the 6th, but on the 1st of May. General Johnston himself furnishes proof of the correctness of Major General Wheeler's report of the 6th, by his acknowledgment of the presence of Dibbrell's brigade on the 9th of May, in these words : Johnston's Narrative, page 307. On the same day, M
itself to defeat the Federals in battle — depended upon our ability to hold intact the road to Macon. Sherman thus refers to the importance of this line: Sherman's Memoirs, vol. II, page 98. I always expected to have a desperate fight to get possession of the Macon road, whicn was then the vital objective of the campaign. General Wheeler started on the 27th of July in pursuit of the Federal cavalry which had moved around our right; and General Jackson, with the brigades of Harrison and Ross, was ordered, the following day, to push vigorously another body of the enemy's cavalry which was reported to have crossed the river, at Campbellton, and to be moving, via Fairburn, in the direction of the Macon road. On the 28th it was apparent that Sherman was also moving in the same direction with his main body. Lieutenant General Lee was instructed to move out with his Corps upon the Lick — Skillet road, and to take the position most advantageous to prevent or delay the exten