ar Kenesaw, making its available force on that line nearly 70,000 men. [G. W. Smith, p. 334, says the militia were 2000, which would reduce Major Dawes's total to about 67,000.--editors.]
The return of July 10th gives the present for duty 60,032, instead of 50,926, the loss since July 1st being 1377 deserters, 526 dead, two regiments sent to Savannah, and prisoners and wounded.
This with the Georgia militia (increased to about 9000 [G. W. Smith says 5000.--editors] when the army reached Atlanta) represents the force turned over to Hood, July 18th, viz.:
Artillery, 187 pieces4,143
General Johnston asserts that the only affair worth mentioning on his left at Resaca was near the night of May 14th, when forty or fifty skirmishers in front of our extreme left were driven from the slight elevation they occupied, but no attempt was made to retake it.
In his official report, made in October, 1864, he says that at
ig.-Gen. R. W. Carswell: 1st Regt., Col. E. H. Pottle; 2d Regt., Col. C. D. Anderson: 5th Regt., Col. S. S. Stafford; 1st Batt'n, Lieut.-Col. H. K. McCay. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. P. J. Phillips: 3d Regt., Col. Q. M. Hill; 4th Regt., Col. R. McMillan; 6th Regt., Col. J. . Burney; Artillery Battalion, Col. C. W. Styles. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. C. D. Anderson. Fourth Brigade, Brig.-Gen. H. K. McCay.
(The Third and Fourth Brigades were formed after the Reserves joined, during the siege of Atlanta.
The organizations of these two brigades are not found in any accessible data.)
According to the report of Medical Director A. J. Foard (See Johnston's Narrative, pp. 576-578), the losses of the Confederate Army in the Atlanta campaign amounted to 3044 killed, 18,252 wounded = 21,996.
The prisoners (including deserters) captured by the Union Army (See Sherman's Memoirs, Vol.
II., p. 134), numbered 12,983, which gives 34,979 as the aggregate loss of the Confederate Army.