The Twelfth Louisiana, at the battle of the 20th of July, lost II killed, 57 wounded, and 4 missing, out of 318 engaged.
Capt. J. A. Bivin
and Lieut. M. S. McLeroy
were killed in front of the line.
Maj. H. V. McCain
Lieut.-Col. T. C. Standifer
and Sergt.-Maj. H. Brunner
were honorably mentioned.
After the evacuation of Atlanta Hood
designed a campaign to lure Sherman
, cut his communications and force a battle further north.
On September 25th President Davis
arrived at headquarters, and on the next day, after a serenade by the Twentieth Louisiana band, he addressed the soldiers.
Three days later the army began its movement northward.
In the most serious engagement which followed, that at Allatoona
, the Pointe Coupee artillery took part.
's battery, under Chalaron
, did effective work at Dalton
, closely pursued by Sherman
, fell back into Alabama
, and Sherman
returned to Atlanta
, burned the city, and set out for Savannah