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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 87 (search)
division to the new line, just inside the enemy's former line, and nearly at right angles with it, being supported by Brigadier-General Wood's division. I fired about 175 rounds of shot and shell by volleys from 4 o'clock to 6 p. m. June 18, I advanced my battery 800 yards, and occupied some slight works. Fired at intervals during the day 457 rounds, but could not see the effect of the shot. On the 19th of June, the enemy having again fallen back, I moved forward to near the foot of Kenesaw Mountain, firing at different points as opportunity offered. I rested at night in position on the left of the main road near an old cotton press. On the afternoon of the 20th I advanced half a mile to the front and occupied some slight works, with General Harker's brigade for support. I opened fire, by order of General Newton, about 3 o'clock, simultaneously with Captain Spencer, of Battery M, First Illinois Artillery. The enemy replied vigorously from a battery in front and another situated
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 89 (search)
se, 11; total, 55 rounds. 15th and 16th, moved on Marietta road. 17th, came upon the enemy near Pine Hill, Ga.; took position with Third Di-vision, Fourth Army Corps; expended-shot, 27; shell, 17; total, 44 rounds. 18th, pursued the enemy, driving him, and expending-shot, 121; shell, 113; case 90; total, 324 rounds; Private Hersh killed; Privates Craig and Everett wounded severely; one spare wheel destroyed by shell. 19th, moved on Marietta road. 20th, took position on main line near Kenesaw Mountain, and remained until July 2, expending rounds of ammunition as follows: June 20, 457. June 22, 44. June 23, 155. June 27, 5 shot. July 1, 3 shot, 8 shell, 9 case; total, 20. July 2, 11 shot, 20 shell, 27 case; total, 58. July 3, left camp and pursued the enemy, coming up with him on the 5th near Chattahoochee River; took position on main line; remained until 10th, expending ammunition as follows: 5th, 12 shell, 14 case; total, 26. 6th, 30 shot, 59 shell, 88 case; total, 177; First L
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 90 (search)
No. 86. report of Capt. Jacob Ziegler, Battery B, Pennsylvania Light artillery. Hdqrs. Battery B, Indpt. Arty., Pa. Vet. Vols., September 7, 1864. The battery left Blue Springs, Tenn., on the 3d of May, 1864, under command of the late Capt. S. M. McDowell. Was attached to First Division, Fourth Army Corps, Department of the Cumberland. Has been engaged at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kingston, Cassville, New Hope Church, and Kenesaw Mountain, where Capt. S. M. McDowell was killed while performing his duty. Since then the battery was commanded by Capt. Jacob Ziegler, and has been engaged on the 4th of July, 1864, near Chattahoochee River, Ga.-Rebels evacuated the same night and we followed them up to Chattahoochee River, where we took position, crossed the river, and had several engagements, until we came up to front of Atlanta. Left the front of Atlanta on the 25th day of August, 1864, and marched toward the Macon railroad. The casualties during the campaign h
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 91 (search)
June 6.-The corps moved forward in pursuit of the enemy, and took position in front of Pine Mountain, where it remained, gradually advancing the lines toward the enemy's works until they were evacuated. June 19.-Advanced to the base of Kenesaw Mountain (the corps taking position on the right of the railroad) and intrenched, remaining in this position, skirmishing and using artillery almost constantly against the enemy's skirmishers and his artillery posted on the summit of the mountain, wid, and 35 missing; total in Second Division, 1,002. Third Division-commissioned officers, 2 killed and 6 wounded; enlisted men, 33 killed and 182 wounded; total in Third Division, 223. July 1 and 2.-The corps was in position in front of Kenesaw Mountain. On the night of the 2d the enemy evacuated his works. July 3 and 4.-The corps marched in pursuit, capturing a number of prisoners; had considerable skirmishing. July 5.-The enemy retreated to the Chattahoochee River during the nigh
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 96 (search)
enemy, who, it was reported, had abandoned his works. The detachment was selected from the Thirty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and sent out under charge of Captain Hinson. They advanced about two miles on the Marietta road to the base of Kenesaw Mountain, drove the enemy's rear guard from three diferent positions, capturing a rebel ambulance, 2 mules, and 4 prisoners. The detachment was then ordered back to the works abandoned by the enemy, to await further orders. About 10 a. m, General Parmish line. Captain Hinson again moved forward to the base of Kenesaw and drove the rebels some distance up the mountain side. The brigade moved forward at 7 p. m. and took position on the left of General Baird's division, near the base of Kenesaw Mountain. June 20.-About 4 p. m. received orders from division headquarters tQ move to the right and relieve General Kimball's brigade, of General Newton's division, which was accomplished by 8 p. m. About 11 p. m. I again moved to the right and
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 97 (search)
h June, the brigade being in reserve. On the evening of the 16th June they relieved the Second Brigade, the One hundred and fourth Illinois, Forty-second and Eighty-eighth Indiana throwing up works in advance of the old line nearly opposite Kenesaw Mountain. On the 17th, at 10 a. m., the skirmish line was ordered forward, and Companies E, F, and A were deployed, Major Widmer having charge of the line. The line advanced nearly half a mile, driving the rebels steadily; no casualties. On the mo advanced, driving the rebels in their works. In this advance the regiment lost 1 man killed, and Captain Southwell and 2 men severely wounded. On the 19th the enemy had fallen back, and the regiment moved forward to the front of and near Kenesaw Mountain. On the 20th June they moved farther to the right and relieved troops of the Fourth Corps. They remained in this position on the 21st and 22d, exposed to a terrible artillery fire. They lost 3 men wounded. On the evening of the 22d were
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 98 (search)
army and erected breast-works, and while establishing the picket-line a brisk skirmish took place in which 1 man was wounded. On Ithe 29th, 30th, and 31st skirmishing still continued, the enemy's lines in my :front being less than thirty paces distant from my own. The loss of the regiment on these three days was 3 killed and 11 wounded. June 1 and 2, both day and night, the regiment was under fire, losing 1 officer wounded. From this date to the 17th we marched to the neighborhood of Kenesaw Mountain, and on the latter day had a heavy skirmish, losing 1 man killed. On the 18th, while advancing the skirmish line, Company G, of this regiment, under command of Lieutenant Palmer, charged the rebel rifle-pits and captured 13 of the enemy, and put to flight a North Carolina regiment. On the 22d had 1 man killed, 2 severely and 1 mortally wounded by a shell. The command was engaged in frequent skirmishes from this date till the 6th of July, but no casualties occurred. On the latter day
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 99 (search)
resulting on the whole favorably to our arms until June 13, when the enemy seemed to bring us to a halt at Lost Mountain; First Brigade in reserve. June 16, moved forward and occupied a line of works thrown up by the Third Division until evening, when the whole line was advanced to the skirmish line and fortified. June 17, two companies were sent out: to re-enforce and advance the skirmish line, which they did successfully, driving the enemy to their main line of works in front of Kenesaw Mountain; I lost 1 man in this advance. June 18, the enemy withdrew from our front and formed on the mountain while we moved forward and to the right, establishing our line of works less than a mile from theirs; my regiment lost I man, killed by a shell. June 20, relieved by troops from General Baird's division. Passing to the right in rear of Fourth Army Corps I relieved a regiment in General Grose's brigade, of Fourth Corps. June 21, shortly after getting into position the rebels opened on
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 100 (search)
ing 1 man killed and 6 wounded. In the afternoon of the 2d the line was changed forward nearly at right angles with that originally held, and the regiment relieved that evening and retired one-half mile. It lay in this position until the morning of the 6th of June, when it marched in the direction of Big Shanty, the enemy having previously retired. Engaged in marching and countermarching until the 16th; the regiment on the afternoon of that day found itself confronting the enemy before Kenesaw Mountain. The 17th and 18th were devoted to skirmishing, the main line being advanced, as well as the skirmish line, on the evening of the 18th, about half a mile. During the night the enemy again retired and the regiment marched next day in pursuit and took up a position close to the base of Kenesaw at midnight of the 20th. Here it lay close to the works of the enemy, constantly skirmishing and subject to a raking fire from several batteries, until the night of the 22d, when it was relieved;
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 101 (search)
into a woods, a small distance to the rear, and rested. Nothing further of interest occurred until the 6th of June; on this day marched in the direction of Kenesaw Mountain about five miles and bivouacked; nothing worthy of notice occurring in the interim. On the — June marched about three miles toward Kenesaw Mountain and campKenesaw Mountain and camped. From this time to the 17th June, the regiment with the brigade being in reserve, nothing worthy of mention occurred, some changes in situation only being made. On the evening of the 17th June relieved a regiment of Second Brigade. June 18, advanced our line half a mile and constructed works; loss on skirmish line, 1 killed. ose to their works during the day; lost in this position on the 2d July 1 wounded; commenced in the night to construct a line of works running southwest from Kenesaw Mountain. July 3, the enemy having evacuated his position at the mountain on the preceding night, further work on the line was abandoned, and the regiment ordered to
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