Soldier’s Letter, 3 pages, 4to., Head Quarters 2nd Div., 20th A. Corps, Office A.A.G. General, July 3rd, 1864. Captain William T. Forbes (Co. G, 102nd New York Infantry) writes pertaining to military operations in the Atlanta campaign, with a hand drawn detailed map of the area.
“…I have the honor to report the following changes in the line of this Division.
The main body of our troops were retained to the commanding line of breastworks previously occupied as our Reserve line. These works were extended 200 yd. to the right, curving to the rear…
Burn’s Battery remains in works when they connect with the 3rd Division. Of McGill Battery, 3 pieces are posted in the works on a commanding ridge, near our right center…900 men are left in the furthest advanced breastwork…Our main line of work is 860 yards long. From our … right to Genl. Cox’s line is about 200 yds. directly to the rear…W.T.Forbes, Capt. and A.A.Genl.
A change in the artillery positions has been made – the whole of McGill’s Battery is in our right center – 3 guns of Burn’s near out right, and 3 on our left. W.T.F.”