the Howard house, General Newton holding the right, Wood the center, and the First (my old) Division, now commanded by Colonel Grose, the left.
During the 27th the position was strengthened, and batteries were put in to play upon Atlanta.
On the 28th we were directed to make a strong demonstration against the enemy and, if possible, carry a point of his line.
This was done by a strongly re-enforced skirmish line, and the enemy's rifle-pits were carried upon Wood's and Grose's fronts, but the
On the 27th we moved by a road leading south and took position at Mount Gilead Church, forming line facing nearly south.
The enemy's pickets were just in front — of us at this place.
They fired a few shots from artillery at our pickets.
On the 28th the corps moved to the vicinity of Red Oak, on the West Point railroad, following the Fourteenth Corps, the artillery and trains following a parallel road to the west of the one used by us. We encamped for the night in line of battle, facing east.