War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0564 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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of the Eighteenth Infantry on the 14th of June. These officers, soon after joining, consolidated their commands, making but one battalion out of the two in the Sixteenth, and one out of the two in the Eighteenth. On the 1st of September the number of officers and men present for duty with the brigade were, commissioned officers, 39; enlisted men, 1,318; aggregate, 1,357.

I transmit herewith the reports of the commanders of such battalions as remained with the brigade on the 1st of September, 1864.

I cannot close this report without calling attention to the fact that more than one-half of an entire campaign of 120 days was passed by this brigade under the fire of the enemy, and that in every position in which they were placed, both officers and men performed their duty so as to entitle them to the thanks and gratitude of the country.

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

JOHN R. EDIE,

Major Fifteenth Infantry, Commanding.

Captain G. W. SMITH,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, First Division, 14th Army Corps.

ADDENDA.

Recapitulation of casualties during the campaign in Georgia ending September 2, 1864.

Killed Wounded

Command Officers Men Officers Men

15th Infantry:

1st Battalion ........ 39 2 101

2nd Battalion 1 14 1 93

16th Infantry ........ 16 2 92

(detachment)

18th Infantry:

1st Battalion ........ 17 4 82

2nd Battalion ......... 21 6 84

19th Infantry, 1st ......... 14 1 55

Battalion

Total 1 121 16 507

Missing Total

Command Offic Men Offic Men Aggreg

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15th Infantry:

1st Battalion ..... 2 2 142 144

2nd Battalion ..... 8 2 115 117

16th Infantry ..... 10 2 118 120

(detachment)

18th Infantry:

1st Battalion ..... 5 4 104 108

2nd Battalion ..... 12 6 117 123

19th Infantry, 1st ..... 6 1 75 76

Battalion

Total ..... 43 17 671 688

JOHN R. EDIE,

Major Fifteenth Infantry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE,

Near Atlanta, Ga., September 16, 1864.

Numbers 101.

Report of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Brigham, Sixty-ninth Ohio Infantry, of operations May 8-August 25.

HDQRS. SIXTY-NINTH OHIO VET. VOL. INFANTRY,

Atlanta, Ga., September 10, 1864.

The Sixty-ninth Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Colonel M. F. Moore in command, reached Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 8th day of May, 1864, on return from veteran furlough.

May 9, started for the front to join brigade; camped in Rossville, Ga., same night. Next day marched two miles beyond Ringgold Ga., and went into camp.