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[308] Fortieth Indiana, Seventy-third Pennsylvania, One Hundred and Ninth Pennsylvania, Forty-sixth Pennsylvania, Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania, Twenty-first Kentucky, Fourth Kentucky, Eighteenth Kentucky, Twenty-third Kentucky, Third Maryland, Thirteenth Wisconsin, Thirteenth Michigan, Fifteenth Missouri, Eighth Kansas.

Mounted Infantry.--Seventeenth Indiana, Fourteenth Michigan.

Cavalry.--Fourth Kentucky, Sixth Kentucky, Third Kentucky, Seventh Pennsylvania, Fifth Iowa, First Ohio, Fourth Ohio, Third Ohio.

Artillery.--Fifth Wisconsin battery, Second Illinois battery H, Second Illinois battery I, First Ohio battery C, First Ohio battery F, First Ohio battery B, First Ohio battery G, Twelfth Ohio Independent, Thirteenth New-York Independent, First Michigan battery E, Thirteenth Indiana battery.

Detachments.--Five companies Second Massachusetts, company I Thirty-seventh Indiana, forty-seven men Thirty-seventh Indiana, fifty-six men Tenth Indiana, six companies Twenty-seventh Indiana, sixty-seven men Fifteenth Indiana, seven companies Fifth Ohio, company F Seventh Ohio, company D Twenty-fourth Ohio, sixty-two men Eighteenth Ohio, forty-one men Sixty-ninth Ohio, company I Twenty-seventh Illinois, ninety men Twenty-seventh Illinois, thirty-four men Twenty-second Illinois, company C Twenty-first. Illinois, company D Tenth Maine, sixty-four men battery I and sixty-four men battery M First New-York artillery, forty men battery C First Illinois, forty-eight men battery F Fourth United States artillery, fifty-two men battery K Fifth United States artillery, forty-one men Ninth Ohio Independent, eighty-five men First Michigan engineers, eighty-four men First Missouri engineers.

Recapitulation: Fifty-two regiments infantry, two regiments of mounted infantry, eight regiments of cavalry, eleven batteries of artillery, and twenty-four detachments.

I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

George H. Thomas, Major-General United States Volunteers, Commanding.

table of killed and wounded in the Fourth, Fourteenth, and cavalry corps, army of the Cumberland, at the battle of Buzzard's Roost, near Dalton, Ga., on the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth days of February, 1864:

Fourth army corps. Killed: 2 non-commissioned officers, 3 privates; total, 5. Wounded: 1 commissioned officer, 13 non-commissioned officers, 38 privates; total, 52.--Fourteenth army corps. Killed: 3 non-commissioned officers, 6 privates; total, 9. Wounded: 6 commissioned officers, 29 non-commissioned officers, 156 privates; total, 191.--Cavalry corps. Killed: 1 commissioned officer, 2 privates; total, 3. Wounded: 1 commissioned officer, 6 non-commissioned officers, 22 privates; total, 29. Totals: killed, 1 commissioned officer, 5 non-commissioned officers, 11 privates total, 17. Wounded, 8 commissioned officers, 48 non-commissioned officers, 216 privates; total, 272.

table of killed and wounded in the Fourth corps, army of the Cumberland, at the battle of Buzzard's Roost, near Dalton, Ga., on the twenty-fifth day of February, 1864:

First division, Fourth army corps. Killed: 2 non-commissioned officers, 3 privates; total, 5. Wounded: 1 commissioned officer, 13 non-commissioned officers, 35 privates; total, 52.


Colonel long's report.

headquarters Second brigade, Second division cavalry, near Lee's house, Ga., February 27, 1864.
General: I have the honor to submit the following report. In compliance with orders received February twenty-first, 1864, from headquarters Department of the Cumberland, I left Calhoun, Tenn., Monday, February twenty-second, 1864, in command of six hundred (600) men, (three hundred and fifty mounted infantry and two hundred and fifty cavalry) and marched out on the Spring Place road. Monday evening I encamped near the house of Mr. Waterhouse, on Connassauga River, about thirty miles south of Calhoun. I met no enemy during the day. I left my encampment near Waterhouse's Tuesday morning, February twenty-third, at seven o'clock A. M., (having communicated with General Crufts at Red Clay the night before,) and marched toward Dalton. My advance-guard drove in the enemy's videttes when within four miles of Dalton. I immediately pushed on my column rapidly and attacked a regiment of rebel infantry which was encamped within three miles of Dalton, driving them from their camp and capturing twelve prisoners belonging to a Mississippi regiment. The enemy then formed, and I withdrew my command to Russell's Mill, distance of four miles east of Varnell's Station, and encamped for the night. There I received a communication from Major-General Palmer requesting me to advance in the morning, February twenty-fourth, in the direction of Dalton via Varnell's Station. I left my encampment at Russell's Mill at six o'clock A. M., February twenty-fourth, and reached Varnell's about seven, where I halted until about ten o'clock A. M., in the mean time sending small forces on the different roads leading from Varnell's. They met no enemy, and I pushed on toward Dalton, marching on a road running parallel to the Cleveland and Dalton Railroad. When within five miles of Dalton, I met with the enemy's pickets. My advance squadron drove them to within three miles of Dalton. I then fell back two miles and drew my command up in line on a ridge one mile west of the railroad, awaiting movements of the enemy. I remained in my position, where I was joined by Colonel Gross, commanding a brigade of First division, Fourth army corps. Soon after the arrival of Colonel Gross, I dismounted my command and advanced in line against the enemy, driving their skirmishers about a mile in the direction of their camp. But there I was compelled to fall back, being attacked


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