War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0453 Chapter L. REPORTS, ETC.-ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.

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he was severely wounded. First Lieutenant Frank White, quartermaster of the Ninth Kentucky Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp, rendered most valuable services as ordnance officer of the brigade. Second Lieutenant Emory H. Read, Ninth Kentucky Volunteers, aide-de-camp, has on all occasions shown himself a gallant officer. The commissary, quartermaster, and medical officers of the brigade have performed their duties through the entire campaign to the satisfaction of all.

The following table shows the losses sustained by the respective regiments of the brigade during the campaign:

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Offi Men. Offi Men Offic Men. Aggr

cers cers ers. egat

Command. e

Third Brigade 1 - - - - - 1


19th Ohio Veteran 2 18 6 86 - 13 125


79th Indiana 1 17 5 45 1 - 69


9th Kentucky 1 15 5 52 - - 73


17th Kentucky 1 8 4 83 - 2 98


13th Ohio Veteran 2 13 1 46 - 27 89


59th Ohio - - 1 59 2 10 72


86th Indiana - 2 4 45 - - 51


Total 8 73 26 416 3 52 578

In conclusion allow me to offer my most respectful compliments to the general commanding the division upon the conspicuous part borne by his command in this memorable campaign. It is with great pride that we look back to it, and we trust that we will not be deprived of his presence in future campaigns on account of his wound. I deem it my duty to thank him for his indulgence of my short comings in command of the brigade, to which responsibility I was unexpectedly called, and for the advice and instruction which I received from him on all occasions; and I trust that the conduct of the brigade meets with his approval.

I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

Commanding Third Brigadier, Third Div., Fourth Army Corps.

Captain M. P. BESTOW,

Asst. Adjt. General, Third Div., Fourth Army Corps.

Numbers 70.

Report of Captain Eli F. Ritter, Seventy-ninth Indiana Infantry.


Near Atlanta, Ga., September 15, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteers in the campaign since leaving McDonald's Station, Tenn., May 3, 1864 to the time of arrival at Atlanta, Ga., September 8, 1864:

The regiment moved from McDonald's Station, Tenn., May 3, 1864, under command of Colonel Fred. Knefler, and belonged, as it does at