War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0703 Chapter L. REPORTS, ETC.-ARMY OF THE OHIO.

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excepting One hundredth Ohio Volunteers crossed creek as support to Second Brigade. June 21, no change in position. June 22, moved across Noyes' Creek and past works put up by Second Brigade, and was ordered in advance of division; deployed a line of skirmishers supported by One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteers, One hundred and twelfth Illinois Volunteers, and Eighth Tennessee Volunteers, in line, and drove the enemy's skirmishers to and past Cheney's house, on Atlanta, and Marietta road, and were placed in position on crest north of Cheney's house, and fortified the same. June 23, 24 and 25, no change; our skirmish line constantly engaged with those of the enemy. June 26, moved out of works on Atlanta road and drove the enemy's skirmishers into works on the east side of Olley's Creek. Leaving the One hundredth and One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteers in position at this point, moved the Sixteenth Kentucky Volunteers, One hundred and twelfth Illinois Volunteers, Eighth Tennessee Volunteers on Powder Springs road to country or private road, passing farm owned by Mr. Cox, for the purpose of crossing Olley's Creek at this point and turning the position of enemy, but was prevented from so doing by an almost impassable swamp. Command bivouacked for the night. June 27, moved Eighth Tennessee Volunteers to the right of swamp this morning, after a heavy and well-directed artillery fire from Fifteenth Indiana Battery, Lieutenant Harvey, and a section of Twenty-third Indiana Battery, Lieutenant Wilber commanding, where they crossed. At about same time One hundredth and One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteers crossed on Atlanta road, and One hundred and twelfth Illinois Volunteers and Sixteenth Kentucky Volunteers on farm road before referred to, and drove enemy out of their works. The brigade is indebted for their success in a great measure to the movement of the Second Brigade, in threatening and pushing the right flank of the enemy during the time and previous to crossing. After crossing, brigade moved up Atlanta road about one mile to a favorable position and commenced fortifying same. June 28, 29, and 30, no change.

July 1,2,3, and 4, no change in position. The right of the skirmish line was engaged more or less during our stay here; 2 or 3 men wounded. June 5, moved this morning some two miles to cross-roads at Moss' house and bivouacked for the night. July 6, moved this morning in advance of division on road to Ruff's Station, passing through one strong line of enemy's evacuated works; camped on east side of railroad. July 7, marched to near Poplar Branch of Rottenwood Creek and went into camp. July 8,marched in rear of ----brigade in easterly direction on Soap Creek road to a point about three-fourths of a mile from the Chattahoochee River, where brigade was halted until about 5 p.m., when they were moved down to the river, crossing about 8 p.m. on pontoon bridge at mouth of Soap Creek, and bivouacked upon first ridge on east side of river, in rear of Second and Fourth Brigades.

A detailed list of the casualties occurring in the brigade during the time herein reported is hereto attached.*

I am pleased to be able to state that during all of the skirmishing, marching, and fatigue duty herein detailed the officers and men at all times faithfully and promptly performed their dull duty, notwithstanding the unfavorable weather the greater part of the time, without murmur or complaint.


*Nominal list omitted, but see its "recapitulation," p. 704.