who was a prisoner during the night, states that he saw over 100 of their dead away, and that a lieutenant, who took him prisoner, stated that their loss was heavier than they had ever experienced before. I have sent in 3 lieutenants and 10 enlisted men prisoners.
The force of rebel cavalry now in front of us is as follows:
Martin's division: Iverson's brigade, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Sixth Georgia; Allen's (late Morgan's) brigade, First, Third, Fourth, Seventh, and Fifty-first Alabama. Kelly's division: Anderson's (late Allen's) brigade, First, Third, Fifth, Eighth, and Tenth Confederate, and Fifth Georgia; ----, (late Humes') briade, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Sixth Tennessee. Humes' division: Harrison's and a Texas and Arkansas brigade. Independent brigade: Dibrell's, five Tennessee regiments; Williams', five Kentucky regiments.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBT. H. G. MINTY,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Cavalry Division.
Report of casualties in the First and part of the Third Brigades, Second Cavalry Division, on 20th June, 1864.
Killed Wounded Missing
Command Officers Men Officers Men Officers Men
4th U. S. ....... .... ..... .... ..... 1
7th ....... 1 ...... 8 a 1 5
4th b 1 9 ..... 23 ...... 8
Third ....... 2 ..... 7 ...... 1
Total 1 12 ..... 38 1 15
Command Officers Men
4th U. S. Cavalry ....... 1
7th Pennsylvania Cavalry 1 14
4th Michigan Cavalry 1 40
Third Brigade ....... 10
Total 2 65
a Captain Newlin.
b Lieutenant Sutton.
ROBT. H. G. MINTY,
Colonel, Commanding First Brigadier, Second Cav. Div.
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND CAV. DIV., DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Noonday Creek, Ga., June 21, 1864.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
In the Field, Near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 21, 1864.
Colonel long had one regiment on picket guarding the crossing of Noonday Creek on the Bell's Ferry road, and two regiments dismounted to meet any emergency. The fight lasted until after dark. From all information received it is just to conclude that the loss of the enemy was very severe, and that two divisionis attacked me, supported by other troops.