nearly 70,000 men. [G. W. Smith, p. 334, says the militia were 2000, which would reduce Major Dawes's total to about 67,000.--editors.]
The return of July 10th gives the present for duty 60,032, instead of 50,926, the loss since July 1st being 1377 deserters, 526 dead, two regiments sent to Savannah, and prisoners and wounded.
This with the Georgia militia (increased to about 9000 [G. W. Smith says 5000.--editors] when the army reached Atlanta) represents the force turned over to Hood, July 18th, viz.:
Artillery, 187 pieces4,143
General Johnston asserts that the only affair worth mentioning on his left at Resaca was near the night of May 14th, when forty or fifty skirmishers in front of our extreme left were driven from the slight elevation they occupied, but no attempt was made to retake it.
In his official report, made in October, 1864, he says that at 9 o'clock at night of May 14th he learned that Lieu