War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0124 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN.

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Report of Captain Thomas G. Baylor, Ordnance Corps, U. S. Army, Chief of Ordnance.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ORDNANCE,

Atlanta, Ga., September 18, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith a list of ordnance and list of ammunition expended in the campaign, from May 4 to September 8, 1864. The expenditures of ammunition were quite large, still at no time during the campaign, notwithstanding the several interruptions of our railroad communications, were we without a good supply.

Great credit is due Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Schofield, chief of ordnance, Army of the Ohio; Captain D. H. Buel, chief of ordnance, Army of the Tennessee; Lieutenant O. E. Michaelis, acting chief of ordnance, Army of the Cumberland, and Capts. E. F. Townsend, S. H. Hogan, and S. W. Armstrong, in charge of ordnance depots, for zeal and efficiency in the discharge of their duties.

Captain D. H. Buel was captured on the 7th instant, near Rough and Ready, bringing a dispatch from Major-General Howard to you, by a scouting party of Jackson's cavalry. It was very unfortunate to be taken prisoner just at the close of the campaign, when our army wa marching to occupy Atlanta, the object and result of its four month's operations.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. G. BAYLOR,

Captain and Chief of Ordnance, Mil. Div. of the Miss.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.

[Inclosure.]

Report of artillery captured by and from the enemy during the campaign commencing May 4 and ending September 8, 1864.

Army of the Army of Army of Total.

Cumberland, the the Ohio,

Major- Tennessee, Major-

General Major- General

Thomas. General Schofield.

Howard.

Captured by the

enemy (field

guns):

12-pounder ... 12 ... 12

(light) guns

3-inch rifled 2 ... 2 4

guns

Total 2 12 2 16

Captured from

the enemy:

Siege guns:

8-inch 5 ... ... 5

Columbiads

U. S. 32-pounder 7 ... ... 7

rifled guns,

6.4-inch

U. S. 32-pounder 5 ... ... 5

smooth-bore

guns, 6.4-inch

U. S. 24-pounder 1 ... ... 1

smooth-bore

guns, 5.82-inch

8-inch howitzers 2 ... ... 2

Total 20 ... ... 20