the last hundred days with ability and constancy, and to them I tender my warmest thanks. All under their command I must leave without special notice, from the fact that otherwise the list would be too extended.
For gallantry, efficiently, unflinching activity, and gentlemanly department I commend the different members of my staff, viz: Colonel F. T. Sherman, chief of staff (captured while reconnoitering, July 7); Lieutenant Colonel J. S. Fullerton, assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant Colonel H. Hayes, chief quartermaster; Lieutenant Colonel D. Remick, chief commissary of subsistence; Surg. J. Theo. Heard, medical director; Captain E. P. Pearson, Seventeenth U. S. Infantry, commissary of musters; Captain Henry Kaldenbaugh, provost-marshal; Captain Joseph A. Schoeninger, staff quartermaster; Captain H. M. Stinson, aide-de-camp (seriously wounded through the lungs, May 27); Captain F. W. Gilbreth, aide-de-camp; Captain E. H. Kirlin, volunteer aide-de-camp; Captain Lyman Bridges, chief of artillery.
Major Francis Mohrahardt is highly recommended for his carefulness in mapping the country passed over by the troops.*
It may not be inappropriate, now that I am separated from your army, to express my appreciation of the uniform confidence reposed in me by the commanding general, and to acknowledge that I owe any success or reputation I may have gained while in command of the Fourth Corps, in a great measure to himself.
Herewith please find a list of casualties, also of recommendations for promotion.
Report of casualties in Fourth Army Corps from May 3, 1864, to and including July 26, 1864.
Command Officers Men Officers Men
Headquarte -- -- 2 3
First 15 217 66 1,149
Second 32 375 144 1,864
Third 27 370 89 1,822
Total 74 962 271 4,838
for missing Total
Command Officers Men Officers Men Aggregat
Headquarte -- -- 2 3 5
First 3 78 84 1,444 1,528
Second -- 73 146 2,312 2,458
Third 4 267 120 2,459 2,579
Total 7 418 352 6,218 6,560
Aggregate strength on leaving Cleveland, excluding the regiments left back as guards at that place and Ooltewah, 20,000 (very nearly).
Promotions for efficient service and gallantry in action have been recommended from time to time apart from this report.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
O. O. HOWARD,
Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,
Chief of Staff, Department of the Cumberland.
*For maps Nos. 1 to 14, accompanying this report, see pp. 206-211. Nos. 15,16, 17, and 18 will appear in the Atlas.