ments of the brigade (Eighty-first Ohio and Sixty-sixth Illinois) were ordered forward, four companies of each regiment deployed as skirmishers, and the remainder moved forward as support to the skirmish line. Having advanced a distance of half a mile the skirmishers became briskly engaged, charged and drove the enemy from a strong line of rifle-pits, and held them until relieved by a brigade of the Fifteenth Army Corps. September 4, the brigade was ordered to a position on the right of the Seventeenth Army Corps, where it threw up a strong line of works. On the night of the 5th the brigade, with the army, withdrew from before the enemy, and arrived at the old rebel works near East Point, Ga., on the 8th instant.
The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry having been detached on various duties during the campaign, I know but little of the details of its operations, but from its past history I am warranted in saying it has performed an equal part in the labors and duties of a long and severe campaign.
The following is a summary of the casualties in this command during the campaign:
Killed Wounded Missing
Command Officers Men Officers Men Officers Men
9th ....... 5 1 7 ....... 1
12th ...... 24 3 105 ....... 1
66th 6 38 6 140 ....... 13
81st Ohio 2 20 5 133 ....... 5
Total 8 87 15 385 ....... 20
Command Officers Men Officers Men Aggregate
9th Illinois ....... 18 1 31 32
12th ....... .... 3 130 133
66th ....... .... 12 191 203
81st Ohio ....... .... 7 158 165
Total ....... 18 23 510 533
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. N. ADAMS,
Colonel Eighty-first Ohio, Commanding Brigade.
Captain L. H. EVERTS,
Asst. Adjt. General, Second Division, 16th Army Corps.
Report of Lieutenant Colonel Jesse J. Phillips, Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, of operations July 22.
HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Before Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1864.
SIR: In compliance with Special Field Orders, Numbers 45, headquarters Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, I would respectfully report that the Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, during the action of the 22nd ultimo occupied a position on the right of the line of the Second Division in order as follows: Twelfth illinois Infantry Volunteers on the right, Eighty-first Ohio Infantry Volunteers in the center, Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry Volunteers on the left. Two companies of the Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry Volunteers were deployed as skirmishers, and almost immediately after the deployment was effected the enemy attacked with great spirit, driving the skirmishers back, and the artillery attached to the division opening on the head of the charging column of the enemy, checked and threw that column into confusion. At this time Major-General Dodge, commanding Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, gave the