War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0520 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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The officers of my staff have invariably discharged their arduous and dangerous duties efficiently and gallantry. I have to mourn the loss of two of their number killed on the field - Captain A. H. Engle, aide-de-camp, at the battle of Resaca, on the 14th of May, and Lieutenant Julius E. Karnasch, topographical engineer, while reconnoitering the enemy's lines west of Atlanta on the 4th of August, both gallant and zealous young officers of great promise.

The conduct of my troops during the arduous campaign just closed has merited and qualities commendation, and illustrates the peculiar character and qualities of the American soldier. Habitually occupying an exposed position on the flank of the main army, and operating in a rough, densely wooded, and unknown country, they have fought more than 100 days, and fortified their camps as many nights, frequently surprising and driving in the enemy's flank, but never surprised themselves nor compelled to yield their ground to the enemy. Eternal vigilance and unremitting, toil, united with firmness and gallantry, have been the price of uniform success.

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

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.

Consolidated report of casualties in the Army of the Ohio during the campaign ending in the capture of Atlanta, Ga.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Command. Killed Wounde Missin Killed Wounde Missi

. d. g. . d. ng.

Headquarters 4 ... ... ... ... ...

Army of the

Ohio.

TWENTY-THIRD

ARMY CORPS.

Second

Division:

First Brigade. 78 443 4 ... ... ...

Second Brigade. 54 374 12 ... ... ...

Third Brigade. 50 307 5 ... ... ...

Artillery. ... ... ... ... ... ...

First Division, 33 193 ... ... ... ...

Second Brigade.

Total. 215 1.317 21 ... ... ...

Third Division:

Headquarters. 1 ... ... ... ... ...

First Brigade. 155 407 55 ... ... ...

Second Brigade. 98 443 34 ... ... ...

Third Brigade. 14 68 19 ... ... ...

Artillery. ... ... ... ... ... ...

Total. 268 918 108 ... ... ...

Cavalry command ... ... ... 40 126 900

a.

Grand total. 487 2.235 129 40 126 900

Artillery.

Command. Killed Wounde Missi Total

. d. ng. .

Headquarters Army of the Ohio. ... ... ... 4

TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS.

Second Division:

First Brigade. ... ... ... 525

Second Brigade. ... ... ... 440

Third Brigade. ... ... ... 362

Artillery. 2 9 ... 11

First Division, Second Brigade. ... ... ... 226

Total. 2 9 ... 1.564

Third Division:

Headquarters. ... ... ... 1

First Brigade. ... ... ... 617

Second Brigade. ... ... ... 575

Third Brigade. ... ... ... 101

Artillery. 2 8 6 16

Total. 2 8 6 1.310

Cavalry command a. ... ... 25 1.091

Grand total. 4 17 31 3.969

a Approximate; 2 guns captured.

Respectfully submitted.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.