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Casualties during the campaign: Total, killed, 37; wounded, 144; missing, 88; aggregate. 269.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel 111th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Commanding

Captain A. C. FISK,

Asst. Adjt. General, 2nd Brigadier, 2nd Div., 15th Army Corps.

Numbers 477.

Report of Captain Benjamin North, Eighty-third Indiana Infantry.


Near Lovejoy's Station, Ga., September 5, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In accordance with instructions, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Eighty-third Indiana Infantry Volunteers in the present campaign, commencing May 1, up to and including the occupation of Atlanta:

Moved from Larkinsville, Ala., May 1, via Chattanooga, to Snake [Creek] Gap, Ga.; arrived on the 9th. On the 10th had slight skirmish; no loss. 13th, 14th, and 15th, engaged the enemy at Resaca; loss, 7 wounded. May 17, had a slight skirmish; no loss. May 26 and 27, skirmishing until 12 m.; enemy charged our works in afternoon, and were repulsed with great slaughter; 7 men wounded. [May 29], skirmishing still going on; the enemy charged our works repeatedly during the night, but with no success. 30th, still skirmishing; Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin H. Myers killed about daylight; 1 man killed and 4 wounded during the day.

June 1, skirmishing near New Hope Church until the 5th; 1 man wounded on the 3d. Skirmishing 10th, 11th, and 15th, near Big Shanty. [17th], made demonstration on enemy's works; enemy evacuated on the night of 19th, and 20th we advanced to the foot of Kenesaw Mountain and kept up constant skirmishing until the 26th, with loss of 1 man, wounded. 27th, made an unsuccessful assault upon the enemy's works on Little Kenesaw Mountain; Colonel Benjamin L. Spooner was severely wounded (had left arm amputated), Lieutenant Nelson Johnson severely wounded, also 18 men wounded. Evening of 4th July, skirmished and threw up rifle-pits. 8th and 9th, skirmishing near Chattahoochee River. Rebels crossed the river on the morning of the 10th. 12th, moved, via Marietta, to Roswell on Chattahoochee River. Crossed the river on the 14th and threw up works. 17th, moved toward Stone Mountain and struck the Georgia Railroad near that point; destroyed several miles of the road and marched to Decatur. 20th, marched toward Atlanta; skirmishing all day, also 21st. Enemy fell back on the night of 21st, and we occupied their works on 22d. During the day were ordered to the rear to guard hospital and supply train; skirmishing with rebel cavalry. 24th, detailed to guard prisoners to Marietta; arrived there on the 25th, and reported back to the brigade on the 26th. 27th, moved to right, and at 12 o'clock, 28th, the enemy attacked our lines and were repulsed; they made several attacks during the day, but were each time driven back, with terrible slaughter; loss, 13 men wounded and 4 missing. Skirmishing every day from July 31 to August 26; lost 1 man killed, and 4 wounded; we then moved again to the right and struck the West Point railroad seven