report of Capt. John Rziha, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, acting engineer officer, of operations September 1-2, 1864.
Hdqrs. Department of the Cumberland, office of Chief engineer, Chattanooga, Tenn., September 5, 1864.
General: I would respectfully report on the position of our army during the battle of September I and 2:
Our army, moving south of Atlanta, with the view of taking and destroying the Macon railroad, arrived September 1 sixteen miles south of Atlanta, and immediately attacked the enemy, who had his position along the Jonesborough road, west of the Macon railroad, his left resting on Jonesborough and occupying that place.
Our line of battle was formed in the shape of a wedge — the Twenty-third Army Corps forming the left, the Fourth and Fifteenth Corps forming the point of the wedge, the Fourth Corps joining the Twenty-third Corps, the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Corps were on the right of the Fifteenth Corps, the Seventeenth Corps on our extreme righ
report of Brig. Ge. William Grose, U. S. Army, commanding Third brigade.
Hdqrs. Third Brig., First Div., 4TH Army Corps, Atlanta, Ga., September 5, 1864.
Sir: I, in completion of my duties in connection with the arduous campaign just closed, have the honor to report the part taken therein by my command — the Fifty-ninth Illinois, Colonel Post; Seventyfifth Illinois, Colonel Bennett; Eighty-fourth Illinois, Colonel Waters; Eightieth Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Kilgour; N inth Indiana, Colonel Suman; Thirty-sixth Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel Carey; Thirtieth Indiana, Captain Dawson; Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania, Capt. J. J. Lawson, to which was attached Batltry B, Pennsylvania.
Effective force, officers and men, about 2,900.
By orders from Major-General Stanley, division commander, we marched with the balance of his command on the 3d day of May, 1864, from our camp at Blue Springs, near Cleveland, Tenn., to Red Clay, on the Georgia line, and camped for the night