reason to believe that over a thousand of the enemy were wounded. The division remained in this position during the fight of the Fourteenth corps on the first instant, participating in it from behind our works, and on the second moved forward to near Lovejoy's Station, remaining in position there till the night of the fourth, when it moved back to Jonesboroa, and on the sixth and seventh to this point. I learn from the records of the division, that it left Larkinsville, Alabama, in May, with three thousand four hundred and forty-one effective men. It has lost in the campaign:
The division has taken from the enemy six hundred and three prisoners, three stands of colors, two thousand and forty-one stands of small arms.
I have to render my warmest thanks to all the commanders, and their men, for bravery and good conduct.
My staff, especially, who were strangers to me, have shown that devotion to duty which merits consideration.
Captain Gordon Lofland, A. A. G., and Captain Geo. M. Crane, Eighth Missouri mounted infantry, commanding escort, were wounded while in the discharge of their duty.
To Colonel Theo. Jones, Thirtieth Ohio volunteers, commanding First brigade, I have to call especial attention, for close attention to duty, and a quick, efficient method of performing it. I believe the service would be benefited by his promotion.
Colonel Wells S. Jones, commanding Second brigade, has also shown close attention to duty, and bravery in executing it.
The artillery of this division, under Captain F. De Grass, has performed efficient service.
Brigadier-General J. A. J. Lightburn was wounded on the twenty-fourth of August, while near the lines of his troops, by a stray bullet from the enemy, causing him, for the present, to be absent from the front.
I would respectfully call attention to the marked and distinguished service of this division on the twenty-seventh of June at Kenesaw Mountain, and on the twenty-second and twenty-eighth of July, before Atlanta, with the hope, in behalf of the brave officers and men who participated in those engagements, that just and proper consideration be given to those who were present and can speak of what they saw.
Enclosed will be seen a sketch of the field of the thirty-first, also the accompanying reports of brigade and regimental commanders.
I must also ask the indulgence of my commanders for calling attention in this report to the subject of attacks of the front of an enemy in position.
Since the accurate-shooting rifle has replaced the random-firing musket; since troops now, when in position, protect their persons by shelters against bullets, and since they can no longer be scared from the line, but see safety in maintaining it; and citing as an evidence of the disproportion of advantage in those contests, the battle of the twenty-eighth of July, when the enemy attacked under such circumstances, leaving of his dead in front of this division, three hundred and twenty, while he killed along the same front but twelve, and on the thirty-first of August, when he left over two hundred dead, and killed of us but eleven.
I am, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
W. B. Hazen, Brigadier-General.
Brigadier-General Grose's report.
headquarters Third brigade, First division, Fourth Army corps, Atlanta, Georgia, September 5, 1864.sir: In completion of my duties in connection with the arduous campaign just closed, I have the honor to report the part taken therein by my command, the Fifty-ninth Illinois, Colonel Post, Seventy-fifth Illinois, Colonel Bennett, Eighty-fourth Illinois, Colonel Waters, Eightieth Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Kilgour, Ninth Indiana, Colonel Suman, Thirty-sixth Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel Cary, Thirtieth Indiana, Captain Dawson, Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania, Captain Lawson, to which was attached battery B, Pennsylvania. Effective force, officers and men, about two thousand nine hundred. By orders from Major-General Stanley, Division Commander, we marched, with the balance of his command, on the third day of May, 1864, from our camp at Blue Springs, near Cleveland, Tennessee, to Red Clay, on the Georgia state line, and camped for the night. May 4.--Marched with the division to Catoosa Springs, Georgia (with light skirmishing), for concentration with the army, where we rested until May seventh, when we marched with the corps, drove the enemy from, and possessed Tunnel Hill, Georgia. For several succeeding days we advanced upon, and ineffectually endeavored to drive the enemy from Rocky-Face Ridge, in our front. My position was on the left of the rail and wagon roads leading through Buzzard-Roost Gap, on the Dalton road. The
Capt. E. D. Mason, A. A. G., First Division:
Capt. E. D. Mason, A. A. G., First Division: