Full Confederate returns of casualties are not available, but from such as can be had, it appears that Walker
's division lost heavily, in consequence of which the remnants of its brigades were assigned to other divisions.
's brigade, Cleburne
's division, lost 578; Govan
's brigade, 772 strong, which reported the capture of 700 prisoners and eight guns, also reported a loss of 408 killed and wounded and 91 missing, including many officers; J. A. Smith
's brigade lost 198, including Col. R. Q. Mills
's Georgia brigade lost 168; one regiment of Manigault
's brigade lost 97.
This is over 1,500 from a small part of the forces engaged.
reported the capture of 18 stand of colors, some.
thing over 5,000 stand of small-arms, and, in addition to a large number of wounded left on the field, including 33 officers of rank, 1,017 prisoners; and that his three corps had buried and delivered under flag of truce 1,822 dead, with many remaining unburied.
His loss was 430 killed, 1,559 wounded, and 1,733 missing; aggregate, 3,72 2.
After destroying the railroad from Decatur
intrenched a line to the north of the same, and then entirely abandoning the position he had fought upon, withdrew on the night of the 26th to the northwest of Atlanta
, where he was relieved by General Howard
with his cavalry relieved General Hardee
's line on the morning of the 27th, and at the same time discovered the withdrawal of Logan
, and was informed that Federal cavalry had started on a raid south from the east side of the city.
He pursued vigorously, got ahead of them on the road to Jonesboro
, and drove back a column under Garrard
Then learning that a heavier column under Stoneman
had started for Covington
, about 50 miles southeast of Atlanta
, with the reported intention of continuing toward Macon
, while a simultaneous raid was made from the west flank of the Federal
army, he sent General Iverson
, with his own Georgia
brigade and the brigades of General Allen