stores, 13 heavy guns and carriages, 28 carloads of ordnance, 81 cars and 5 engines.
The subsistence stores were distributed among the citizens, and the heavy guns were unavoidably lost.
At Jonesboro Sherman
heard the explosions at 2 a. m. and 4 a. m. of the 2d, and thought that perhaps Slocum
was making a night attack on the city.
But that officer postponed his triumphal entry until later in the morning of the 2d.
's corps marched all night of the 1st, and the advance of the wagon train reached McDonough
, 10 miles east of Lovejoy's Station, at 2 p. m. next day. Stewart
was ordered to the latter place to support Hardee
, who reached McDonough
on the 3d, was sent to the same destination; General Smith
's State troops were ordered to Griffin
, and Jackson
kept his scouts out well in the direction of Greenville
Sherman on the 2d moved his army down before Hardee
's position at Lovejoy
's, but did not make a determined attack, and then being advised of the evacuation of Atlanta
, and perceiving that he was too late to prevent the concentration of Hood
's forces, abandoned his position on the 5th.
' army was grouped about Atlanta
's at East Point
, and Schofield
's at Decatur
united his forces at Lovejoy's Station and Jonesboro
So closed the Atlanta campaign
, in his report of October 20th, estimated the loss of infantry and artillery from May 5th until he relinquished command, at ‘about 10,000 in killed and wounded, and 4,700 from all other causes, mainly slight sickness produced by heavy cold rains in latter June. . . . The effective force transferred to General Hood
was about 41,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry.’
Medical Director A. J. Foard
's reports corroborate General Johnston
's estimate, giving the killed at 1,358 and wounded 8,614; and according to the same authority, the losses from July 4th to September 1st were: In Hardee
's corps, 4,456 killed and wounded; Lee
's corps, 4,638 killed