ion soldiers (known, 158; unknown, 67),--total, 225; citizens, etc., 21;--total interments, 10,126.
The bodies were removed from the National Cemetery at Montgomery, Ala. (which was discontinued), and from Rome, Dalton, Atlanta, and from many other places in Georgia.
Several burials have been made, since my last inspection, from the garrison at Atlanta.
editors. Moreover, the Federal dead nearest to Hardee's line lay there two days, during which they were frequently counted — at least 1000; and as there were seven lines within some 300 yards, exposed two hours and a half to the musketry of two divisions and the canister-shot of 32 fieldpieces, there must have been many uncounted dead; the counted would alone indicate a loss of at least 6000.
As to the assaulting columns holding their ground within a few yards of the rebel trenches and there covering themselves with parapet, it was utterly impossible.
There would have been much more exposure in that than in mounting and cros