him, covering my lines with hastily thrown — up works.
The enemy, however, withdrew from our front, after driving in the cavalry, and the night passed quietly, the men sleeping on their arms.
On the morning of the 13th it was ascertained that the enemy had evacuated his works at Buzzard Roost Gap and retreated southward in the direction of Resaca.
We moved on in pursuit, passing through the town of Dalton and down the valley on the east side of the Chattooga Mountain, going into camp near Tilton.
On Saturday, the 14th, we again moved forward and formed a junction about 9 a. m. with General Schofield's corps, which was moving upon the enemy, who was found to be intrenched near Resaca.
About midday General Newton put his division into position on the left of the Twenty-third Corps, and my lines advanced to within 500 yards of the enemy's rifle-pits and artillery, the enemy's guns being protected by heavy earth-works, with an open field in front, where the enemy shelled us most f