Pending Federal crossings of the Chattahoochee, Gen. E. M. McCook's cav. div. [US] screened 4th and 23d Corps movements to fords and ferries in this vicinity, July 6, 15, 1864.
July 7, Brownlow's 1st Tennessee reg't., Dorr's brigade (McCook's cav.) seized the upper island near Power's Ferry, as an observation point.
July 9, Col. Dorr, with a detachment, crossed at the mouth of Soap Cr., 3 mi. N. (Schofield's crossing, July 8), to scout the country below. Another detachment crossed at Cochran's Ford (1.25 mi. S. of Soap Cr.), as a support. Dismounted, carrying guns and cartridges aloft, they waded the deep stream, wearing nothing but hats.