War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0824 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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to 6th instant are as above stated. In closing this report I must be allowed to express my thanks to the colonel commanding the brigade and his staff for the uniform courtesy and kindness with which they have not only treated myself, but also the officers and men of my command, during the entire campaign, extending now over a period of 100 days.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. A. CHOATE,

Colonel, Commanding Thirty-eighth Ohio Vol. Infantry.

Captain W. F. SPOFFORD,

A. A. A. G., 3rd Brigadier, 3rd Div., 14th Army Corps.

No. 168.

Report of Major Charles Houghtaling, First Illinois Light Artillery, Chief of Artillery, Fourteenth Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Atlanta, Ga., September 9, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor herewith to transmit reports of operations during the campaign just closed from the several battery commanders of the Fourteenth Corps, together with my own report for the same period.

The positions of the batteries at the commencement of the campaign were as follows: Battery C, First Illinois, Captain M. H. Prescott, and Battery I, First Ohio, Captain H. Dilger, with the First Division, Captain L. H. Drury, chief of artillery; Battery I, Second Illinois, Captain C. M. Barnett, and the Fifth Wisconsin Battery, Captain G. Q. Gardner, with the Second Division, Captain C. M. Barnett, chief of artillery; Seventh Indiana Battery, Captain O. H. Morgan, and the Nineteenth Indiana Battery, Lieutenant William P. Stackhouse, with Third Division, Captain George Estep, chief of artillery.

The following table exhibits the effective force of the batteries of the Fourteenth Army Corps on the morning of the 5th day of May, at the commencement of the campaign, and on the 5th day of September, at its close:

For duty May 5, 1864.

Battery. Officers. Men. Aggregate.

1st Illinois, Battery C 4 134 138

1st Ohio, Battery I a 3 133 136

19th Indiana Battery 3 143 146

7th Indiana Battery 4 148 152

2nd Illinois, Battery I 3 152 155

20th Indiana Battery b 3 140 143

5th Wisconsin Battery 5 141 146

Total 25 991 1,016

For duty September 5, 1864.

Battery. Officers. Men. Aggregate.

1st Illinois, Battery C 4 112 116

1st Ohio, Battery I a 2 43 75

19th Indiana Battery 3 113 116

7th Indiana Battery 4 110 114

2nd Illinois, Battery I 3 137 140

20th Indiana Battery b 2 110 112

5th Wisconsin Battery 4 147 151

Total 22 802 824

Loss-commissioned officers,3; enlisted men,160.

a Relieved August 14.

b Joined August 14.