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Return of casualties in Lowrey's brigade in the battle of July 22, 1864.

Killed. Wounded. Captured or

missing.

Command. Offic Men. Offic Men. Offic Men. Aggr

ers. ers. ers. egat

e.

Staff. ... ... 1 ... ... ... 1

16th Alabama. ... 5 8 48 1 29 91

33rd Alabama. 1 6 1 37 3 31 79

45th 2 25 13 59 1 31 131

Mississippi.

5th 1 10 6 38 1 10 66

Mississippi.

8th 3 10 6 65 1 2 87

Mississippi.

32nd 2 16 4 41 1 22 86

Mississippi.

3rd ... 2 5 28 2 ... 37

Mississippi

Battalion.

Total. 9 74 44 316 10 125 578

M. P. LOWREY,

Brigadier-General.

Captain IRVING A. BUCK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LOWREY'S BRIGADE,

In the Field, September 20, 1864.

SIR: In obedience to circular of the 15th instant, I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my brigade from the 20th of July to the 1st of September, 1864:

On the 20th of July my brigade was in line of battle on the left of the division in front of Peach Tree Creek, with my left resting on the Peach Tree road, about one mile from the creek and about four miles from Atlanta, in a line of works which my brigade had built the day before. Early in the afternoon I followed the remainder of the division in the trenches about one mile to the right, relieved a line of skirmishers in front of the position where I halted, and then, with the remainder of the division in support of Walker's division. My brigade was immediately in rear of Stevens' brigade, which attacked the enemy in which I lost 2 killed, 39 wounded, and 4 captured (total 45), I was relieved by Mercer's brigade, and again returned to my original position. This was done about dark. I then followed the balance of the division to Atlanta, and about 12 p. m. bivouacked on the Augusta railroad in the suburbs of the city.

The division moved out before day on the morning of the 21st, and about daylight my brigade formed on the left of the division about two miles from the city, with my left regiment (Eighth Mississippi) on the left of the Augusta railroad, and the remainder of the brigade on the right, relieving some cavalry. I found on all my line, except a small portion of my right, light works, which had been constructed by the cavalry on ground badly selected. The enemy was in our immediate front and soon commenced sharpshooting and