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command of Colonel Hunter, of the Eighty-second Indiana, which had for its object the destruction of the railroad between Atlanta and Macon, Ga. That object was successfully and efficiently accomplished, this regiment taking an active part, laboring without any intermission in building fortifications and in destroying the railroad track, until ordered to rejoin the command.

The effective strength of this regiment was--

May 7, 1864:

Officers ..................................... 21

Enlisted men ................................. 403

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424

September 9, 1864:

Officers ..................................... 17

Enlisted men ................................. 309

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326

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98

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Accounted for as follows:

Company C, detailed to guard medical supplies ................ 27

Sick, sent away, greater than number returned ................ 27

Wounded, not fatally ......................................... 23

Killed and died of wounds .................................... 9

Detached as hospital attendants, &c .......................... 12

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Total ........................................................ 98

C. J. McCOLE,

Major, Commanding Regiment.

Captain CILLEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.

Numbers 159.

Reports of Lieutenant Colonel Edwin P. Hammond, Eighty-seventh Indiana Infantry.

HDQRS. EIGHTY-SEVENTH INDIANA VOLUNTEERS,

Near Atlanta, Ga., August 16, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders received from brigade headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this regiment from the commencement of the campaign up to the 6th, of the present month:

On the morning of the 7th of May, 1864, the Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteers, then commanded by Colonel N. Gleason, moved forward from Ringgold in the direction of Tunnel Hill, near which place we remained, participating in the movements of the brigade in front of Buzzard Roost until the 12th, when we moved to the right and passed through Snake Creek Gap. Moving forward on the 13th and 14th, in the evening of the latter day we took position on a ridge in front of the enemy's works at Resaca. On the 15th we moved about two miles to the right and halted in reserve on the left of the Fifteenth Corps. The enemy evacuated his works during the night. On the 16th we moved into Resaca, and remained till the 17th, when we moved forward, crossing the river, and continuing the march till the 19th, when we halted on the railroad, two miles south of Kingston. We remained at this