War of the Rebellion: Serial 074 Page 0799 Chapter L. REPORTS, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Return of casualties in Walthall's brigade at Resaca.

[Compiled from nominal lists of casualties.]

Killed Wounded

Command Officers Men Officers Men

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

24th Mississippi a 1 23 1 27

27th Mississippi b 2 4 1 26

29th Mississippi ....... 5 1 c 22

30th Mississippi ....... d 10 6 d 23

34th Mississippi e 1 3 ....... 11

Total 4 45 10 109

Captured or missing

Command Officers Men Aggregate

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

24th Mississippi ....... ...... 52

27th Mississippi ....... 1 34

29th Mississippi ....... ...... 28

30th Mississippi ....... ...... 39

34th Mississippi ....... ...... 15

Total ....... 1 169

a Lieutenant M. Reid killed.

b Lieutenant Colonel A. J. Jones and Captain J. R. Poole killed.

c Includes 1 man wounded, May 19, at Cassville.

d Includes 1 man killed and 1 wounded at Cassville.

e Captain H. J. Bowen killed.

Numbers 646.

Report of Brigadier General William F. Brantly, C. S. Army, commanding brigade (formerly Walthall's), of operations July 28.



In the Field, July 31, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this command in the engagement of the 28th instant:

We were in bivouac behind the fortifications around Atlanta until about 11.30 a. m. on the 28th, when I received orders from the brigadier-general commanding division to move out, left in front, following General Sharp's brigade, on the Lick Skillet and Atlanta road. I moved in column on this road to a point about one mile distant from the fortifications, when I received orders from the brigadier-general commanding to field to the left of the road, passing rear of General Sharp's brigade (which was then being formed diagonally to the roads, with the right, resting on it and the left pointing northwest) and form on his left, with my left a little retired, which order I obeyed, and at 12 m. found myself in position facing a little west of north. At a few moments before 12.30 o'clock I received orders from the brigadier-general commanding to move forward, guiding right, and drive the enemy as far as I could, giving me directions at the same time to look well to my left flank. At 12.30 o'clock we moved upon the enemy and soon became engaged, driving him from the Lick Skillet and Atlanta road. Here I halted and rectified my line, and while doing this I received orders from the brigadier-general commanding that in advancing to swing my left around, thus putting my line at right angles with the balance of the division line, which order I obeyed, and again moved upon the enemy, some quarter or half a mile distant from the Lick Skillet and Atlanta road, where I found him posted behind temporary fortifications, and drove him from them; but being greatly weakened by the killed and wounded and the innumerable cases of utter exhaustion among the best men of my command, as well as by the absence