lost 144 out of 450, and Youngblood
's Georgia battalion, from Augusta
, lost 9 out of 500.
's division, of Stewart
's corps, took position along the Lickskillet
road and held that line on the left of Lee
Here General Loring
and General Stewart
were both wounded.
On the previous day Brigadier-General Ector
, while in the works about Atlanta
, was so severely wounded by a fragment of shell as to cause the amputation of his left leg. This bloody battle of July 28th, which might have been successful if fought as planned, but instead, on account of the aggressiveness of Howard
's advance, was fought by brigades and divisions in detail, was the last outside the Confederate
works at Atlanta
Following it the Federals
pushed forward cautiously with frequent severe fights on the skirmish lines, while Lee
's division, replacing Stevenson
's temporarily, ran out a line of intrenchments along the Sandtown
road to the southwest, covering the single line of railroad upon which the West Point
traffic entered the city.
Meanwhile the two great cavalry raids of the Federals
, one under General McCook
down the right bank of the Chattahoochee
and thence across the West Point
road to the Macon
road below Jonesboro
, and the second under General Stoneman
from the east flank of the Federal
army toward the railroad from Macon
east to Augusta
, were well under way. Nearly 10,000 cavalry were in these two formidable columns, but the genius of Wheeler
was equal to the emergency.
crossed the Chattahoochee
, pushing back Harrison
's cavalry brigade, and rode rapidly to Lovejoy's Station south of Jonesboro
, destroying mules, wagons, live stock and provisions as he went, and, reaching the railroad, destroyed a portion of the track and some rolling stock.
' brigade, called from the Lickskillet
road during the fight of the 28th, made a hot pursuit, and with Harrison