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Series 1 Volume XXXVIII; Part 3

Official Report Number 682

Report of Capt. Robert L. Keen, Twentieth Louisiana, Infantry, of operations May 2-29.
Headquarters of the Twentieth Louisiana Regiment
In the field, May 29, 1854.

Captain: I beg leave to submit the following report of the operations of this command since 26th instant. Maj. Samuel L. Bishop having been wounded in the intrechments near New Hope Church, on the morning of the 26th I assumed command of the regiment. We remained in this position day and night until the morning of the 28th, being constantly annoyed by an enfilading fire from the enemy’s sharpshooter in front of the right of our brigade, rending it extremely hazardous to send the necessary details for water, &c. The men exhibited the utmost alacrity in the performance of every duty, and eagerly awaited an advance of the enemy. Being relieved we moved toward the right flank of the army, formed in line of battle, and remained until this morning.

Maj. S. L. Bishop was in command during the operations of Rocky Face Ridge and at Resaca, from 7th to 26th.

Herewith please find report [not found] of casualties in regiment from 7th (when we entered the trenches at Rocky Face Ridge) until date.

Respectfully submitted.

Robt. L. Keen,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. Georgia Norton,
Acting 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 868
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