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 By this time the Confederate cavalry under Wheeler had rejoined his army. As a last effort General Stephen D. Lee, with his corps, undertook the capture of the garrison at Resaca. Hood himself made the demand, October 12, 1864, to the commanding officer in these terms:
Colonel Wever's reply is worthy of record, addressed the same date to General Hood:
Wever had but a small brigade, yet Lee's investment was not complete, so that Wever was soon reenforced by our cavalry from the direction of Kingston. Hood decided, doubtless, after Wever's rejoinder, not to assault the works, and commenced at once the destruction of the railroad. My army was near Kenesaw, pulling on as rapidly as possible northward October 5th. During the night
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