rtillery, was instructed to strengthen the other with a line of redoubts devised by himself.
The troops took the first position in the morning of the 3d, and as General Sherman was strengthening his right greatly, they were transferred to the second in the morning of the 5th.
The cavalry of our left had been supported in the previous few days by a division of State troops commanded by Major-General G. W. Smith.
As General Sherman says, i.t was really a continuous battle lasting from June 10th to July 3d.
The army occupied positions about Marietta twenty-six days, in which the want of artillery ammunition was especially felt; in all those days we were exposed to an almost incessant fire of artillery as well as musketry — the former being the more harassing, because it could not be returned; for our supply of artillery ammunition was so small that we were compelled to reserve it for battles and serious assaults.
In the new position each corps had two pontoon-bridges laid.