War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0896 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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and at 3 p. m. returned to Adairsville and encamped for the night. 15th June, returned to Kingston and went into camp on hold ground, and remained until July 3.

July 3, marched at 7 a. m. with brigade to resaca and encamped, and picketed and scouted heavily until July 19, when I was relieved of the command of my regiment by order of Colonel Murray.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

SMITH D. ATKINS,

Colonel Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry Vols.

Lieutenant J. S. McREA,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Third Brigadier, Third Cav. Div.

Numbers 426.

Report of Captain Matthew Van Buskirk, Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry, of operations May 13-20.

HDQRS. NINETY-SECOND ILLINOIS MOUNTED INFANTRY,

In the Field, May 21, 1864.

I have the honor to submit the following report of my command:

May 13, had a brick skirmish with the enemy at the cross-roads near resaca, Ga., having 1 man wounded severely. Made a reconnaissance to Lay's Ferry; found the enemy strongly posted on opposite bank; reported back to brigade commander. May 14, moved with brigade to Lay's Ferry, picketed the right at and beyond Snake Creek; reported to Brigadier-General Sweeny for picket. May 15, was relieved and reported back to brigade commander. May 16, reported to Brigadier-General Corse. Opened communication with General Garrard, commanding Second Cavalry Division, on the extreme right and in company with General Garrard's division, returned to Lay's Ferry, crossing over to the south side of the Oostenaula River, and camped for the remainder of the night. May 17, reported back to brigade commander. May 18 and 19, marched and acted in concert with the brigade. May 20, turned over the command to Colonel S. D. Atkins.

Respectfully submitted.

M. VAN BUSKIRK,

Captain Co. E., Ninety-second Illinois, Commanding Regiment

Lieutenant J. S. McREA,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Third Brigadier, Third Cav. Div.