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Series 1 Volume XXXVIII; Part 3

Official Report Number 683

Report of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army, commanding Army of Mississippi, of operations May 13-31.
In the field, June 1, 1864.

General: In obedience to the request of General Johnston I have the honor to forward the inclosed memoranda [*] of each engagement in which any portion of the troops of my command have been engaged since the enemy moved on Dalton up to the 31st ultimo, furnished by my division commanders. I regret that the constant occupation of the troops in the trenches (my whole line being very much exposed to the enemy´s sharpshooters), the distance of the field hospitals and infirmaries from the brigade and division commanders, and the absence of staff officers from some of the commands, conspire to prevent my furnishing, at this time, to the general commanding, a more complete and satisfactory statement of the different affairs in which my troops have been engaged. I especially regret that I am unable to furnish a detailed list of the killed, wounded, and missing, but append a summary showing the total casualties to be 1,174.

General summary: Cantey´s division, 652; French´s division, 181; Loring´s division, 341; total 1,174 killed, wounded, and missing.

I am general, &c.,

L. Polk,
Brig. Gen. W. W. Mackall,
Chief of staff.
See Loring´s and French´s reports. Pp 874, 899.


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 869
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