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Series 1 Volume XXXVIII; Part 3

Official Report Number 659



 
 
Report of Maj.Mark S. Nall, Forty-first Georgia Infantry, of operations May 7-25.
 
Forty-first Georgia Regiment,
In the field, May 29, 1864.
 

Captain: in obedience to an order from brigade headquarters today, I have the honor to make the following report:


My regiment was ordered on the line at Mill Creek gap, near Dalton. 7th instant, where it remained until Thursday night (12th); was not engaged with the enemy, except slight skirmishing. Had 1 officer and 1 private wounded on the 10th; 1 man missing since date of the 12th. At Resaca, on the 14th instant, was in a successful charge against the lines of the enemy, and assisted in driving him back one mile with no loss. Sunday evening (15th) made a charge against the enemy´s line and was repulsed, with a loss of 4 men killed and 29 wounded; 8 missing. Three of the companies from the extreme right wing of the regiment were, under Captain Stalling, skirmishing at the time of this charge. The remainder of the right wing, arriving in the field before the remainder of the regiment was repulsed by a heavy fire from behind the enemy´s works. The left of the regiment was also repulsed on its appearance in the field. At this time General Baker´s brigade was ordered forward, and I rallied my regiment in the field near the railroad, and took position at once behind the breast-works at the position from which we advanced. The night of the 15th instant I left Resaca, and was not engaged with the enemy again until Wednesday, the 25th instant, at new Hope Church, where the enemy attempted to carry our lines by charging them, and was handsomely repulsed.


My loss in this engagement was 1 officer and 4 privates killed; wounded, 55 men, most of them slightly.


In this engagement the company officers and men behaved with considerable gallantry, being exposed to the fire of the enemy for two hours, many of them without any protection whatever, and the others with inefficient breast-works.


 
M. S. Nall,
Major, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. John P. C. Whitehead, Jr.,
Assistant Adjutant-General.
 
 

 

 
Title: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume XXXVIII; Part 3 - Reports - Confederate; Page 827
Chapter:L - The Atlanta, Ga., Campaign. May 1-September 8, 1864.
Author: United States. War Dept., John Sheldon Moody, Calvin Duvall Cowles, Frederick Caryton Ainsworth, Robert N. Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1891