report of Lieut. Lyman A. White, Bridges' (Illinois) Battery.
Hdqrs. Bridges‘ Battery, Illinois Light Arty., Atlanta, Ga., September 9, 1864.
Lieutenant: Pursuant to general orders giving regulations for the artillery of the Military Division of the Mississippi, I have the honor to report the part taken by Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, in the campaign of Major-General Sherman for the possession of Atlanta, Ga.
On the 5th day of May the battery, consisting of six rifled ordnance guns, with a full complement of men, commanded by Capt. Lyman Bridges, was placed in position in line of battle near Ringgold by Capt. C. Bradley, chief of artillery, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps, where it remained until the morning of the 7th, when the grand army of the Military Division of the Mississippi unitedly confronted the traitors.
Tunnel Hill was reached on the evening of the same day, from which time the battery was kept in park until the morning of the 10th,