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[320] lost 10 killed and mortally wounded, 29 wounded and 10 captured, 49 in all. Of this number, 14 were killed and wounded, and 9 were captured in the battle of June 27th at Kenesaw. Only half of the company present for duty were in the skirmish line on the day of the battle. The rest were with that part of the regiment which was on Walker's line of battle.

French's artillery kept the enemy at bay south of the road, but the main body pressed steadily on under fire until checked by the steady courage of the Missourians within twenty or thirty paces of their line. ‘The most determined and powerful attack,’ according to General Johnston, ‘fell upon Cheatham's division and the left of Cleburne's.’ It was here that Davis and Baird made their effort, and lost, according to the report of General Thomas, 1,580 killed, wounded and missing, some of the men being shot while on the parapets of the Confederate works. The close nature of the fighting was indicated by the fact that the Federals took 130 prisoners. The deadliest place to the enemy was the salient on Cheatham's line, held by a portion of Maney's brigade. This was called the ‘dead angle’ by the Federal soldiers. Davis succeeded only in taking position and intrenching about 75 yards from the Confederate works, where he maintained himself against a midnight assault on the 29th.

As has been quoted, Sherman gave his total loss in the assault at about 3,000. Hardee's corps lost 286 killed, wounded and missing, mainly the latter; Loring's corps, 236 killed, wounded and missing. The heaviest losses were by the divisions of Cheatham and French.

Sherman, having made this failure in a direct attack, at great cost to his army, resumed his flanking tactics, ordering McPherson from the north front of Kenesaw to extend Schofield's line toward the Chattahoochee. Mc-Pherson began this movement on the night of July 2d, and next morning Johnston abandoned Kenesaw mountain

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