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Consolidated semi- monthly field return of artillery serving in the Army of the Ohio for August 15, 1864.

Effective force.

Designation of Division. Office Men. Guns. Caiss

batteries. rs. ons.

19th Ohio Second 4 83 4 4

1st Michigan ..do.. 3 88 3 4

Light Artillery

(F).a

22nd Indiana ..do.. 3 115 4 4

1st Ohio Light Third 4 105 4 4

Artillery (D)

23rd Indiana ..do.. 3 114 4 4

15th Indiana ..do.. 3 107 4 4

24th Indiana Cavalry 1 67 2 4

Corps.

Total 21 679 25 28

Casualties.

Men.

Designation of Rounds Horses Offic Kil Woun Pris Loss

batteries. of ers led ded. oner of

ammunit priso . s. hors

ion on ners. es.

hand.

19th Ohio 485 74 .. .. 1 .. ..

1st Michigan 725 67 .. 1 .. .. 3

Light

Artillery

(F).a

22nd Indiana 486 84 .. .. .. .. 8

1st Ohio Light 718 70 .. .. .. .. 2

Artillery (D)

23rd Indiana 374 80 .. .. .. .. ..

15th Indiana 530 77 .. .. .. .. 1

24th Indiana 259 4 3 .. .. 47 52

Total 3,577 456 3 1 1 47 66

a Fourteen unserviceable horses.

I certify the above report is correct.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Arty. and Ord.m, Dept.of the Ohio.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Before Atlanta, Ga., August 16, 1864.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., August 16, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

I need a good cavalry brigadier very much, and recommend Colonel Eli Long, Fourth Ohio Cavalry, now here, and who merited promotion for good service the time I went to Knoxville. He is a junior colonel now, and the cavalry is not commanded to my satisfaction.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major- General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, August 16, 1864- 10 a. m.

General SHERMAN:

Saturday night last I threw the Second and Tenth Corps, with a division of cavalry, to the north of the James River, for the purpose of employing the enemy and keeping him from sending off any of his forces, and to make him recall some from the Shenandoah Valley, if I could. We have kept him constantly occupied since, and prisoners report with very heavy loss. Two general officers have been killed and their bodies left in our hands. I shall keep the enemy so employed that he will not send troops to Atlanta.

Yours,

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant- General.