War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0652 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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through the night; brigade retires from its position at 8 p. m., and, following the train, arrives at the position occupied by the brigade on the morning of September 2, 1864. September 6, in bivouac all day. September 7, moved to within five miles of Decatur, Ga. September 8, reached Decatur about noon and went into camp.

Recapitulation.*

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Serge- Priva- Serge- Corpo- Priva-

ant. tes. ants. rals. tes.

123rd Indiana. 1 2 1 1 8

50th Ohio Volunteers.

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91st Indiana.

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4

27th Kentucky.

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1

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20th Kentucky.

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Total. 1 2 4 3 17

Accompanying this will be found an official copy of regimental reports of regiments comprising the brigade; and, in conclusion, it becomes my duty to say that Colonel John Mehringer, commanding Ninety-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Colonel John C. McQuiston, commanding One hundred and twenty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel T. B. Waller, commanding Twentieth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel H. S. Gillespie, commanding Fiftieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Major A. J. Bailey, commanding Twenty-seventh Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, all deserve to be mentioned in this report as having been most prompt and efficient in the execution of all orders and in the performance of their duties as commanders of their respective regiments. Their conduct has reflected credit upon the service as well as themselves.

Adjt. J. F. Crowley, Fiftieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, acting assistant adjutant-general of the brigade, for close attention to official duties and true gallantry on the field, is worthy of most special mention in the history of the brigade during the campaign.

S. A. STRICKLAND,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Captain EDMUND R. KERSTETTER,

Asst. Adjt. General, Second Division, 23rd Army Corps.

Numbers 338.

Report of Colonel John Mehringer, Ninety-first Indiana Infantry, of operations August 12-September 8.

HDQRS. NINETY-FIRST INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY,

Decatur, Ga., September 9, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: In obedience to instructions from brigade headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Ninety-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry from August 12 to September 9, 1864:

On the 12th day of August the regiment was transferred from the First to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-third Army

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*Nominal list of casualties omitted.

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