War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0838 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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with the consciousness of having done the enemy was as great damage as we could have done and had the result otherwise. Commanding officers of the battery have, without an exception, and the hearty co-operation of the subordinate officers, who merit equal honor with themselves for the fortitude and endurance of the commanding during the longest and most arduous campaign of the war.

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

JOSEPH McKNIGHT,

Senior First Lieutenant, Commanding Fifth Wisconsin Battery.

Major CHARLES HOUGHTALING,

Chief of Artillery, Fourteenth Army Corps.