War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0266 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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Shellmound at 8 p.m. 4th of May; left Shellmound and arrived at Lookout Station at 10 p.m. May 5, on the march and joined the Second Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, commanded by Colonel Buschbeck. Lieutenant-Colonel Ralston was relieved from command by Captain Gimber, of Company E. May 6, marched to Pea Vine Church; was then drawn up in line of battle, 3 p.m.; was then permanently detailed as wagon guard. May 8, on the march; crossed Taylor's Ridge, through Gordon's Gap, and encamped at night near Buzzard Roost. May 9 and 10, lay in camp; still as wagon guard. May 11, left camp at 6 a.m. and joined the brigade at Rocky Face Ridge, being relieved from train guard. May 12, on the march; passed through Snake Creek Gap; encamped at night in Snake [Sugar] Valley. May 13, on the march all day; at night formed line of battle and built breast-works. May 14, lay in works all day, and at 10 p.m. marched to the left and joined the division. May 15, was formed in line of battle with division and charged enemy's works; lost 2 killed and 5 wounded; at night regiment was detailed as skirmishers. May 16, on the march all day; encamped at night at Calhoun Ferry. May 17, struck tents at noon, and reached Calhoun at 6 p.m. May 18 and 19, on the march. May 20, was encamped all day. May 21 and 22, lay in camp. May 23 and 24, on the march; crossing the Etowah River. May 25, crossed Pumpkin Vine Creek; was engaged with the enemy, and lost 4 men wounded. May 26, built breast-works; regiment skirmishing; lost 3 men wounded. May 27 to 31, lay in works; regiment skirmishing; lost 2 killed and 7 wounded. June 1, regiment was relieved from the works by a regiment of the Fifteenth Army Corps, and marched to the left. June 2, on the march. A detachment of the Twenty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers was permanently transferred to regiment by order of General Thomas. June 3, 4, and 5, lay in camp. On the morning of the 5th companies were inspected. June 6, on the march; advanced about five miles, and built works. June 7, 8, and 9 regiment doing picket duty; relieved by the Fifth Ohio Volunteers. June 10 to 13 lay in camp; many orders to march, but are finally countermanded. June 14, left camp and marched to rear of the Fourth Army Corps. June 15, moved to the right and advanced; met the enemy at Pine Knob, and drove them in their works. Lost during the engagement 9 killed and 30 wounded. June 16, built works; regiment on skirmish line; lost 1 killed and 4 wounded; Captain Dunn being in command, Captain F. L. Gimber wounded. 17th, left works and advanced; right wing deployed as skirmishers; lost 1 killed and 2 wounded at night built works. On the 18th lay in works, giving a detail for skirmish. 19th, fell in at 8 a.m.; marched until night; 1 wounded on skirmish line. 20th, relieved a regiment of the Third Brigade in the works. On the morning of the 21st was relieved by a regiment of the Fourth Corps, and moved to the right. Lost on skirmish line 1 man killed. 22d, advanced and built work at Kolb's farm. Lost skirmishing 1 killed 2 wounded. At night moved farther to the right and built works. 23rd strengthened our works. 24th, 25th, and 26th, lay in works. Lost on skirmish line 3 wounded. 27th, advanced and built works. 28th, 29th, and 30th, lay in works.

July 1, moved to the right and built works. 2nd lay in the works. 3rd on the march. 4th, in camp. 5th, on the march. 6th to 16th,