f War to inform you that, as you have failed to arrest the advance of the enemy to the vicinity of Atlanta, and express no confidence that you can defeat or repel him, you are hereby relieved from the command of the Army and Department of Tennessee, which you will immediately turn over to General Hood. S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General.
Orders transferring the command of the army
I have two reports of the strength of the army besides that of April 30th, already given: 1.
Of July 1st, 39,746 infantry, 3855 artillery, and 10,484 cavalry,--total, 54,085. 2.
Of July 10th, 36,901 infantry, 3755 artillery, and 10,270 cavalry,--total, 50,926.--J. E. J. to General Hood were written and published immediately, and next morning I replied to the telegram of the Secretary of War:
Your dispatch of yesterday received and obeyed — command of the Army and Department of Tennessee has been transferred to General Hood.
As to the alleged cause of my removal, I assert that Sherman's a
: 14th Ill., Lieut.-Col. David P. Jenkins; 8th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Elisha Mix, Maj. William L. Buck, Maj. Edward Coates; McLaughlin's Ohio Squadron, Maj. Richard Rice. Independent Brigade, Col. Alex. W. Holeman, Lieut.-Col. Silas Adams: 1st Ky., Lieut.-Col. Silas Adams; 11th Ky., Lieut.-Col. Archibald J. Alexander.
effective strength of the Union Army.
May 1st88,1884460 6,14998,797
June 1st (17th Corps joined June 8th 94,310560112,908 112,819
July 1st88,0865945 12,039106,070
August 1st75,6595499 10,51791,675
September 1st67,67446909,394 81,758
Losses: killed, 4423; wounded, 22,822; captured or missing, 4442 = 31,687.
（Major E. C. Dawes, of Cincinnati, who has made a special study of the subject, estimates the Union loss at about 40,000, and the Confederate loss at about the same.)
The Confederate Army.
Army of Tennessee, General Joseph E. Johnston, General John B. Hood.
Escort, Capt. Guy Dreux.
Hardee's Corps, Lieut.-Ge