May 5,  near Dalton [GA]
The Yanks left a note signed Kilpatrick [Union General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, an 1861 West Point graduate, addressed to Confederate General Joseph Wheeler, an 1859 West Point graduate] which runs as follows ‘I came out to meet you on Friday with five hundred men, which you declined. To-day I came out with a 1000. The next time I will come with my whole command and annihilate you & your minions.’ [Signed] Your Classmate – J.H. Kilkpatrick Brig. Genl. U.S.A.