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The pontoon bridge over the Oostenaula river was covered with green corn stalks to prevent a noise as the carriages passed over.

The casualties of the Third Maryland at Resaca, were three killed and fifteen wounded:

Killed: Corporal B. Sanchez, privates Henry Steward, and a third whose name is lost.

Wounded: Lieutenant Ritter, Sergeant L. W. Frazier, Corporals A. J. Davis and B. Bradford, privates John Bushong, W. E. Davis, J. G. Cannon, J. Faulk, Ben. Garst, J. Isham, J. S. Scales, J. A. Turner, M. P. Talton, W. Pirkle and A. P. Wade.

The spokes of the second gun were so shattered by the minnie balls, that false spokes had to be put in before the piece could be removed.

The following paper shows how difficult and dangerous a post was held by the Third Maryland in the battle of Resaca:

Field hospital, near Resaca, Ga., May 14, 1864.
Captain M. Van Den Corput:
Captain,—I regret exceedingly that an unfortunate wound prevents me from being with the battalion. I am proud of the command and doubt not they will acquit themselves well.

You will take charge and 1 will thank you to express to the officers and men my regrets at not being able to see them through a fight, which I am assured will result in a glorious victory.

Rowan has an unfortunate position, in which I was required to place him, and I will thank you to see him particularly, and express to him and his men my earnest hope that they will not suffer so greatly as I fear.

My whole thoughts are with the battalion. I believe and hope that we will be successful, and my great regret is that I was wounded so early in the fight.

I am, Captain, very truly, your friend,

John W. Johnston, Major Johnston's Battalion Artillery. W. A. Russell, Assistant Adjutant.

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