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General Stevenson's Report of the Dalton- Atlanta Campaign. 229
planting a battery a short distance in front of his works, and that, having no long range guns, he could not drive them off. I sent him a regiment of rifles from Cumming's brigade, which soon dis- lodged the enemy. The following statement will show my losses
during the whole movement :
Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Brown's brigade, 39^ 173 10
Cumming's brigade, 19 89 270
Reynold's brigade, 33 126 190
Pettus' brigade, 30 177 61
121 565 531
It affords me pleasure to bear witness to the uniform gallantry with which my division has acted, and to acknowledge my indebt- edness to my brigade commanders, their officers and men, as well as to the officers and men of Johnston's battalion of artillery, commanded since Major Johnston was wounded by Captain M. O. D. Corput.
While in position near New Hope church, I regret to state that I lost the services of Brigadier-General Reynolds, who there received a painful, but I hope not a dangerous wound.
The limits of this imperfect report will not permit me to make mention of particular individuals. We have been called upon to mourn the loss of many gallant spirits, among them, Major Barber, Third Tennessee, and Major Francis, Thirtieth Alabama.
I desire to express my renewed obligations to my staff, Majors John J. Reeve, G. L. Gillespie (wounded at Resaca), H. M. Mathews, R. Orme, Captain G. D. Wise (wounded at Resaca), W. H. Sykes, and Lieutenants Shane and Botts, and Chief Surgeon H. M. Comp- ton.
The above is a copy of the rough draft of a report made to Major I. W. Ratchford, A. A. G. of Hood's corps.
CARTER L. STEVENSON.