My staff officers were prompt in attending to their various duties and performed all required of them efficiently and cheerfully.
It is proper for me to say that I was in temporary command of the division from morning of the 26th of May to morning of the 28th of same month, Colonel J. W. Gault, of the Sixteenth Kentucky Volunteers, being in command during that time.
The Sixteenth Kentucky Volunteers, owing to the continued ill health of Colonel Gault, has been commanded by Major J. S. White since the 29th of May. The Eighth Tennessee Volunteers, in command of Captain Ragan, during latter portion of June, and to this date.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. W. REILLY,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Major H. W. WELLS,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 3rd Div., 23rd Army Corps.
Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Off Me Tot Off Men Tot Off M Tot
ice n. al. ice . al ice e al
Regiment. rs rs rs n
Infantry a1 3 4 - 28 28 - 3 3
Infantry - 1 1 1 17 18 - 1 1
Infantry - 4 4 2 20 22 - - -
Infantry - 2 2 b1 24 25 1 3 4
Infantry - 3 3 c1 16 17 - 1 1
Total 1 13 14 5 105 110 1 8 9
a Captain Horton killed. b Captain Bishop wounded (since died). c Adjutant Reeve wounded (since died).
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS,
Near Decatur, Ga., September 10, 1864.
CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders from division headquarters, I have the honor to submit report of the operations and movements of the First Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps-composed of the Sixteenth Kentucky Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Major J. S. White; Eighth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Captain J. W. Berry; One hundredth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Colonel P. S. Slevin; One hundred and twelfth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel E. S. Bond, and One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel O. W. Sterl-since crossing the Chattahoochee River on 8th of July:
July 9, brigade moved about half a mile into position on right of division on crest of ridge facing east, intrenching the position. Brigade remained until evening of 11th of July, when we were relieved by Second Division and placed in rear of line in reserve. Continued in reserve, with an occasional reconnaissance by single regiment, until, morning of 17th, brigade moved with division in a northeasterly direction to Sandy Springs Camp-Ground. After passing this point changed direction to a southeasterly course on Cross Keys road, camping for the night on Nancy's Creek; slight skirmishing during latter part of march, 1 man only wounded. 18th moved to