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54 Series I Volume XXXVIII-I Serial 72 - The Atlanta Campaign Part I


Aug. 15, 1864.- Skirmishes at Sandtown and Fairburn.

18-22, 1864.- Kilpatrick's raid from Sandtown to Lovejoy's Station with combats at Camp Creek (18th), Red Oak (18th), and Lovejoy's Station (20th).

22, 1864.- Bvt. Major General Jefferson C. Davis, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Fourteenth Army Corps.

26- Sept. 1, 1864.- Operations at the Chattahoochee railroad bridge and at Pace's and Turner's Ferries, with skirmishes.

27, 1864.- Major General Henry W. Slocum, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Twentieth Army Corps.

29, 1864.- Skirmish near Red Oak.

30, 1864.- Skirmish near East Point.

Action at Flint River Bridge.

31, 1864.- Skirmish near Rough and Ready Station.

31- Sept. 1, 1864.- Battle of Jonesborough.

Sept. 2, 1864.- Union occupation of Atlanta.

2-5, 1864.- Action at Lovejoy's Station.


Numbers 1.- Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.

Numbers 2.- Organization of the Union forces.

Numbers 3.- Lieutenant Colonel Edward D. Kittoe, U. S. Army, Medical Inspector.

Numbers 4.- Brigadier General William F. Barry, U. S. Army, Chief of Artillery.

Numbers 5.- Captain Thomas G. Baylor, Ordnance Corps, U. S. Army, Chief of Ordnance.

Numbers 6.- Captain Orlando M. Poe, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, Chief Engineer, of operations July 1- October 31.

Numbers 7.- Major General George H. Thomas, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Cumberland.

Numbers 8.- Surg. George E. Cooper, U. S. Army, Medical Director.

Numbers 9.- Brigadier General John M. Brannan, U. S. Army, Chief of Artillery.

Numbers 10.- Captain John Rziha, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, Acting Engineer Officer, of operations September 1-2.

Numbers 11.- Major General Oliver O. Howard, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Army, commanding Fourth Army Corps, of operations May 1-July 27.

Numbers 12.- Major General David S. Stanley, U. S. Army, commanding Forth Army Corps, of operations July 27- September 8.

Numbers 13.- Surg. J. Theodore Heard, U. S. Army, Medical Director.

Numbers 14.- Major General David S. Stanley, U. S. Army, commanding First Division, of operations May 3- July 26.

Numbers 15.- Brigadier General Nathan Kimball, U. S. Army, commanding First Division, of operations August 4- September 8.

Numbers 16.- Colonel Isaac M. Kirby, One hundred and first Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade.

Numbers 17.- Captain William H. Jamison, Twenty- first Illinois Infantry, of operations June 3- September 8.

Numbers 18.- Lieutenant Colonel William T. Chapman, Thirty- eight Illinois Infantry, of operations May 28- September 8.

Numbers 19.- Brigadier General Walter C. Whitaker, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, of operations May 3- June 30.

Numbers 20.- Colonel Jacob E. Taylor, Fortieth Ohio Infantry, commanding Second Brigade,or operations June 30- September 8.


*Of the campaign unless otherwise mentioned.