posed, must have lost heavily — the more because American soldiers are not to be driven back without severe losses.
General Wheeler had a very handsome affair of cavalry near Varnell's Station, the same day, in which he captured 100 prisoners, inclward Resaca.
General Polk, who had just reached that place with Loring's division, was charged with its defense.
General Wheeler was directed to move next morning with all the available cavalry around the north end of Rocky-face, to learn if a gry vigorous attack being made on Hindman's division of Hood's corps, which was handsomely repulsed.
In the meantime General Wheeler was directed to ascertain the position and formation of the Federal left.
His report indicating that these were notrs.
The army abandoned the ground before daybreak and crossed the Etowah after noon, and encamped near the railroad.
Wheeler's cavalry was placed in observation above, and Jackson's below our main body.
No movement of the enemy was discovered