War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0185 Chapter L. REPORTS, ETC.-ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.

Search Civil War Official Records

the immediate command of the corps chiefs is, in my opinion, an improvement upon the former organization, and I recommend it be retained.

We have lost the valuable services of several officers killed in battle during the campaign, viz: Captain Peter Simonson, fifth Indiana Battery; Captain S. M. McDowell, Company B, Independent Pennsylvania Artillery; Captain William Wheeler, Thirteenth New York Battery; First Lieutenant O. H. P. Ayres, Sixth Ohio Battery, Second Lieutenant F. Henchen, Company I, First New York Artillery.

Our loss in guns was four 3-inch Rodmans-two belonging to the Eighteenth Indiana Battery, lost on General McCook's raid, July 30, 1864; two of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, lost on General Kilpatrick's raid, August 20, 1864.

I would here take the opportunity to mention the effective service of the batteries serving with the cavalry command-Tenth Wisconsin Battery, Captain Y. V. Beebe; Eighteenth Indiana Battery, First Lieutenant W. B. Rippetoe, and the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, First Lieutenant G. I. Robinson, commanding-during the entire campaign. In every instance where these batteries were engaged they did good service, and their commanding officers acted with judgment and gallantry.

Guns captured in battle: Four light 12-pounder guns by the Twentieth Army Corps at Resaca, May 15, 1864; six light 12-pounder guns, two 10-pounder Parrott guns by the Fourteenth Army Corps at Jonesborough, September 1, 1864.

Guns captured, abandoned by the enemy: Four 6-pounder iron guns at Resaca, May 16, 1864; 20 guns of different calibers at Atlanta, September 2, 1864; 10 guns of different calibers at Rome.

A consolidated report of casualties and expenditure of material and ammunition during the campaign is hereto annexed.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier General, Chief of Arty., Dept. of the Cumberland.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Army of the Cumberland.

Casualties and expenditure of ammunition in the artillery of the Army of the Cumberland during the campaign ending with the capture of Atlanta.

CASUALTIES.

Rank Killed Wounded Prisoners Total

Officers 5 6 ......... 11

Men 37 208 18 263

Total 42 214 13 274

AMMUNITION EXPENDED.

Rounds.

3-inch .............................................. 35,321

10-pounder Parrott................................... 14,786

12-pounder light..................................... 29,643

20-pounder Parrott................................... 5,059

4 1/2-inch........................................... 201

24-pounder howitzer.................................. 3,368

--------

Total................................................ 88,378

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier General, Chief of Arty., Dept. of the Cumberland.