Geary (2d) Div., 20th A.C. [US], having crossed the Etowah, May 23, drove Ross? cavalry [CS] beyond the creek, May 24, 1864. This covered the march ofthe rest of the corps S. to Burnt Hickory P.O., in which Geary troops joined - being relieved here by Schofield 23d A.C. [US] at noon.
Schofield moved E. on this, the Alabama rd., enroute to Sligh Mill - these troops being the left of Sherman [US] flanking March around the AllatoonaMountains.
The 20th A.C. route to Hickory was the road next W. of Raccoon Creek.