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1900 Excerpt: ... some of the hills, on which they were intrenched,
at the entrance of Buzzard Roost Gap and along Chattahoochee
Mountain. Our corps was halted in front of the Gap, and remained
here until the morning of the 13th, having more or less skirmishing
every day. On the evening of the 11th, the brigade was ordered to
charge Rocky Face. The Thirty-first Indiana and the One Hundred and
First Ohio constituted the front line of battle. The face of the
mountain was so steep, and the fire of the enemy was so severe,
that the troops had to be drawn off after dark. In this fight the
regiment lost two men killed and eighteen wounded. The 12th, the
regiment was engaged in throwing up breastworks in front of the
Gap. The morning of the 13th, it was ascertained that the enemy had
evacuated his works, and had fallen back. We marched immediately
through the Gap, and passed through Dalton, and bivouacked on the
road leading to Resaca. During the night we intrenched, there
having been sharp fighting to our left. The 14th, marched on in
pursuit of the enemy, and were soon engaged with his skirmishers,
driving them back. We were now heading towards Tilton, and followed
the Tilton road until we reached the main Dalton and Resaca road,
when we turned south, our division being the only troops on that
road, and forming the left flank of the army--our brigade being the
extreme left. We had advanced to a point within about two miles of
Resaca, and had been driving the skirmishers of the enemy the most
of the day. With a view of holding the Dalton road, and protecting
the flank of the army, the brigades of our division were in
detachments--our brigade being still to the left of the Dalton
road. The Thirty-first Regiment being sent up on a round-topped
hill, with orders to intrench, and hol...
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