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HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 63
did not lose a man, as the enemy only fired a few random shots toward us. Here we took several prisoners, their number I had not time to ascertain, as they were sent immediately to the rear.
    We now marched to Graysville, Georgia, where we bivouacked. The next morning we moved to Ringgold, where we found Maj.-Gen. Hooker engaged with the enemy on Taylor's Ridge. We took no part, our services not being required. Here we remained till Sunday morning, the 29th, when we returned to our camp at Chattanooga.
    The following named officers of the 19th U. S. Infantry were engaged: Capt. H. S. Welton, Capt. James Mooney, First Lieut. S. S. Culbertson, First Lieut. Alfred Curtis, Second Lieut. A. B. Carpenter and Second Lieut. R. Ayres.
    Casualties: One officer and two men killed; ten men wounded, and one man missing. * * *
R. E. A. Crofton,
Captain Commanding.
    Capt. James Mooney, commanding the First Battalion of the 19th U. S. Infantry in the Georgia campaign, from May 3 to September 10, 1864, reported as follows:
First Battalion, 19th Regiment U. S. Infantry.
Camp near Atlanta, Georgia,
September 19, 1864.
    * * * May 17th, we crossed the Oostenaula river and passed through a village named Calhoun. * * *
    On May 29th the battalion was separated on the following duties: Capt. Barnard, with Companies A, B and E, on picket; Lieut. Leamy, with Companies C, F, G, H and A of the Second Battalion, skirmishing. * * * Captain Phelps, with a portion of Company D, filling a gap between two battalions on the front line of the brigade. * * *
    Thursday, September 1, 1864. On this day we continued the march, and when within one and a half miles of the Macon railroad the battalion was detailed as a picket to cover the brigade's front.
    On the advance of the brigade, and when it formed in line of battle to attack the enemy's works on our right, Companies D, F, G, H and A. Second Battalion, were withdrawn from the picket line and formed on the right of the brigade, Companies A, B, C and E, under the command of First Lieut. Jos. J. Wagoner, remaining on this line by instructions from the brigade commander. Ninety-two recruits, who had joined the battalion and had never drilled, were, by the same authority, not placed in the line of battle.
    Companies D, F, G, H and A of the Second Battalion, numbering 118 muskets, advanced with the brigade across the open field under the fire of the enemy, and on arriving at the foot of


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