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Consolidated Casualty Report of the Second Division Fourteenth Army Corps, from September third to December twenty-second, 1864.

Command.commissioned officers.enlisted men.Aggregate.
1st Brigade,    2391414
2d Brigade,    16202727
3d Brigade,    47283939
Battery I, 2d Ill. Art.,1  1    1
 1  1716578081

Brigadier-General Baird's Report.

headquarters Third division, Fourteenth army corps, Savannah, Georgia, January 7, 1865.
Lieutenant-Colonel A. C. McClurg, Assistant Adjutant-General Fourteenth Corps:
Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part performed by this division in the operations of the army against Hood after the capture of Atlanta, and the subsequent advance to and capture of this place.

Having gone into camp at Atlanta, after the taking of that city, the army remained there for the purpose of repairing the damages caused by the long and arduous campaign of the summer until about the first of October. It was then ascertained that the rebel army of Hood, recovered from the effect of the recent discomfiture, was moving to the west and north, as if to threaten our communications, and our forces were put in motion to meet it.

The following diary of daily events sets forth the movements of this division in consequence:

October first and second, division remained in camp, situated about one mile south of the city of Atlanta. On Monday, October third, at ten o'clock P. M., pursuant to orders from corps headquarters, tents were struck and the march commenced toward railroad bridge. Crossing the Chattahoochee River, bivouacked during the night half a mile from the river. October fourth, crossed the river and encamped upon the ground occupied by the enemy on the front of the Second division Fourteenth army corps, on the fourth of July last. October fifth, marched all day, and encamped near Marietta, Georgia. October sixth, marched to Jack's House, near Pine Mountain, and went into camp.

October seventh, division made a reconnoissance two miles beyond Lost Mountain, in the direction of Dallas. October eighth, moved to a point near Ackworth, and remained in camp until five P. M., October tenth, when the division marched all night, passing over Allatoona Mountains, through Cartersville, at seven A. M., October eleventh, and halted for the night half a mile west of Kingston. October twelfth, marched to Rome at half-past 9 P. M. October thirteenth, started for Resaca, passing through Calhoun at three P. M. next day, and reaching Resaca the same evening. Crossed the Oostanaula at daylight of the fifteenth, and encamped on the summit of Mill Creek Mountain. October sixteenth, marched through Snake Creek Gap to a point within two miles of Ship Gap.

From this place, October eighteenth, passed through Dick's and Ship's Gaps, moved along the side of Taylor's Ridge, and crossed the Chattooga on the nineteenth. October twentieth, division reached Galesville, Alabama, where it remained encamped till the twenty-ninth. October twenty-ninth, crossed the Chattooga, destroyed the bridge and also a large and valuable flouring-mill, passed through McCullough's Gap, and encamped five miles from Rome, at which place the division remained until the morning of November second, 1864.

November second, division moved from camp near Rome, Georgia, and arrived, at three P. M. same day, at Kingston, where it remained until November twelfth, when the march toward Atlanta was begun, encamping first night three miles from Etowah River. November thirteenth, passed through Allatoona Gap, destroyed the railroad from Allatoona Creek to a point one mile beyond Ackworth, and went into camp at Big Shanty. November fourteenth, division crossed the Chattahoochee River. November fifteenth, marched through and camped near the city of Atlanta.

November sixteenth, passed through Decatur and marched as far as Shaphinger Creek. From the seventeenth the march was continued through Lithonia, Conyers, crossing Yellow River, through Covington, over the Ulcofahauchee, through Shady Dale, and reaching the city of Milledgeville. On the morning of the twenty-fifth, crossed the Oconee and destroyed the bridge. On the twenty-sixth, arrived at Sandersville. November twenty-seventh, division started for Louisville, taking the road to Fenn's Bridge, the First and Second divisions, with all the trains of the corps, following the direct road. Head of column reached Rock Comfort Creek at half-past 8 A. M., but, the bridge having been destroyed by the enemy, was unable to cross till late in the afternoon; encamped near Louisville, where the division remained until December first, 1864.

December first, at ten o'clock A. M., division moved from camp near Louisville, Georgia, in company with General Kilpatrick's division of cavalry, and went into camp at five P. M. on the bank of Buck Head Creek. During the day considerable skirmishing with the enemy's cavalry, with a loss on our side of three men killed and ten wounded.

December second, met the enemy again at Rocky Creek at ten A. M., posted behind strong barricades and disposed to dispute our crossing at the ford. The Seventy-fourth Indiana charged and dispersed them, and the division marched to the farm of Mr. Gisholm, and went into camp. December third, arrived at Thomas Station on the Savannah and Augusta road, and during the night thoroughly destroyed several miles of railroad track. December fourth, General Kilpatrick attacked

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