May 23, 1864. Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee's A. C. [CS] marched from Stegall's Station (Emerson), and Etowah River, via New Hope Ch., reaching PowderSprings afternoon of the 24th.
The corps made this march in advance of Johnston's forces [CS] to find the rt. flank of Sherman's army [US] ascertained to be approaching Dallas, Paulding Co., from the W.
Marking time, Hardee moved S.E. to Powder Springs for water. May 25, 3 a. m. the corps counter-marched toward Dallas, there to await orders placing it on the embattled Dallas - New Hope Church line.