A consolidated report of killed, wounded, and missing of the Third Division, Seventeenth Army Corps, from June 9, 1864, to August 15, 1864, inclusive.
Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Command. fi Men. Offi Men. ice Men. Aggre-
ce cers rs. gate.
First Brigade. 2 129 26 471 7 173 808
Second Brigade. 2 77 11 199 9 84 382
Third Brigade. - 12 3 69 -- 6 90
Artillery. - 2 --- 10 -- 2 14
Total. 4 220 40 749 16 265 1,294
M. D. LEGGETT,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Div., 17th Army Corps.
AUGUST 19, 1864.
Report of Brigadier General Charles R. Woods, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division, of operations August 23-September 8.
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near East Point, Ga., September 8, 1864.
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 210, Seventeenth Army Corps, I took command of this division on the 23rd of August near White Hall, southwest of Atlanta. I found the division strongly intrenched, and the works pushed up within very short musket-range of the enemy's main line of works, and skirmishing heavily with the enemy night and day. On the night of the 23rd of August the division commenced throwing up flank works, which were completed on the 25th, and the division was withdrawn to those works that night. On the night of the 26th of August the division was successfully withdrawn from the front of Atlanta, and marched all night and part of the next day to a point near Camp Creek. On the 28th of August moved forward and struck the Montgomery and Atlanta Railroad, at New Hope Church, about 2 p. m. Rifle-pits were immediately thrown up to protect the working parties, and the three reserve regiments of the division were put to work tearing up railroad and destroying ties and rails; 890 yards were destroyed. On the 29th of August 1,000 yards were destroyed, making in all 1,890. This work was thoroughly done; every ties was burned, and every rail heated, bent double, and twisted or broken. On the 30th of August moved in the direction of Jonesborough, and encamped near the Renfroe Place. On the 31st moved up and took position in reserve in rear of Fifteenth Army Corps, and put up a line of works west of Flint River. About 9 a. m. I was ordered to send one brigade to report to Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps. I sent the First Brigade, under command of Colonel Bryant, Twelfth Wisconsin Volunteers. This brigade was posted on the left of the Fifteenth Army Corps, upon a refused line, where it threw up strong works and skirmished heavily with the enemy. About 2 p. m. the enemy made a determined