War of the Rebellion: Serial 074 Page 0566 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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great coolness and skill. Captain G. D. Munson, my picket officer, was very efficient in the management of the skirmishers until driven in, and in acting as aide during the balance of the time. My aides, Lieutenant G. W. Porter and Lieutenant A. W. Stewart; Captain J. C. Douglass, assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant W. H. Hessin, acting assistant adjutant-general, and Major J. T. Rainey, acting assistant inspector-general, all displayed great coolness and bravery in collecting information and delivering orders, and Lieutenant V. Warner, ordnance officer, for his skill in saving his train, and his promptness in supplying the command with ammunition. The character of the fight was such, our front changing so often and rapidly, that the position of a staff officer was much more than usually exposed, yet all were prompt and efficient. Lieutenant Hessin fell from his horse severely wounded during the latter part of the action.

A table showing the losses during the two days is hereto attached. The number of missing is much smaller than I had supposed it would be, considering the frequent changes of front and the closeness of the action.

We captured about 400 prisoners, and from less than two-thirds of the ground fought over by the division we buried and delivered to the enemy, under flag of truce, between 900 and 1,000 dead rebels. I am fully confident that my division killed and wounded more rebels than I had men engaged.

I am, colonel, your obedient servant,

M. D. LEGGETT,

Brigadier-General.

Lieutenant Colonel A. J. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps.

P. S.--I would further report that I captured over 800 stand of arms.

M. D. LEGGETT,

Brigadier-General.

List of casualties during the 21st and 22nd of July, 1864.

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Off Off Off Aggr

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Command. ice Men ice Men ice Men

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rs. rs. rs.

July 21:

First Brigade. -- 38 9 285 -- 31 363

Second Brigade. -- -- -- 2 -- -- 2

Third Brigade. -- -- -- -- -- -- ---

Artillery. -- -- -- -- -- -- ---

Total. -- 38 9 287 -- 31 365

July 22:

Headquarters. -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 2

First Brigade a. 1 62 12 116 9 215 415

Second Brigade. 1 71 7 154 8 76 317

Third Brigade. -- 2 1 9 -- 2 14

Artillery. -- -- -- 7 -- 2 9

Pioneer corps. -- -- -- 1 -- 2 3

Total. 2 135 21 287 18 297 760

Grand total. 2 173 30 574 18 328 1,

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aBrigadier General M. F. Force and his adjutant-general, Captain J. B. Walker, severely wounded.