War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0258 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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moved back a short distance; regiment laid on arms during the night; lost 6 men seriously wounded. May 26, engaged in throwing up breast-works; regiment in second line of battle. May 27, still in position; the day previous 4 men seriously wounded; furnished field returns. May 28, still in position; the enemy shell us, using shrapnel and percussion-shell, seriously wounding 3 men; about 7 p.m., changed our position about 100 yards to the right on the same line. May 29, still in same position; 1 man slightly wounded. May 30, moved into front line of rifle-pits relieving One hundred and eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers; threw out skirmishers to the front about 5 p.m.; detachment Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers transferred from the Seventy-third Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers to One hundred and ninth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. May 31, relieve by Thirty-third New Jersey Volunteers about 8 a.m.; regiment takes position in third line of battle.

June 1, relieved about 10 a.m. by regiment from Fifteenth Army Corps; moved to the left about two miles; encamped in the woods for the night. June 2, marched about 11 a.m. encamped about 3 p.m. in the woods for the night. June 3 still in camp. June 4, still in camp. June 5, still in camp; received orders to be ready to march at a moment's notice; regimental inspection and inspection report. June 6, marched at 5.30 a.m.; halted about 2 p.m. in the woods to left of road leading to Marietta; built breast-works. June 7, still in camp.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major Commanding Seventy-third Regiment Pennsylvania Vet. Vols.

Captain C. C. BROWN,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 2nd Brigadier, 2nd Div., 20th Corps.


Near Atlanta, Ga., September 8, 1864.

SIR: In pursuance of orders received from headquarters September 6, 1864, I would most respectfully submit the following report:

The regiment broke camp at Lookout Valley, Tenn.,, on the afternoon of May 4 at 4 o'clock; crossed Lookout Mountain and marched about four miles, and camped for the night at 7 p.m.; resumed the march on the following morning about 8 o'clock. Nothing of interest during 5th; camped about 5 p.m. Resumed march about 8 a.m.; marched throughout the day of May 6; halted about 9 p.m.; the regiment was placed on picket. Was relieved from picket the morning of the 7th about 5 o'clock marched throughout the day, and camped about 6 p.m. Resumed the march on the morning of the 8th, about 7 o'clock, coming up with the enemy at Dug Gap. About 11 a.m. formed in line of battle on the edge of the woods right resting on the One hundred and fifty-fourth New York Volunteers, the left of the regiment being the extreme left of the brigade, and making no connection marched forward, passing through a small creek. Reaching the foot of the hill, received orders from Colonel Buschbeck, commanding brigade, to have my center resting on a road running through the gap; met with no opposition until we arrived at the foot of the second hill, from which the enemy poured a heavy fire, through which we advanced until within about twenty yards of the crest, where the regiment halted it be-